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Feathers will fly, with a bevy of birds on display in the Livestock Pavilion, The Farmhouse, The Animal Farmyard and the Animal Nursery every day at the Royal Melbourne Show.

See which school will take out the blue ribbon for their prized chooks in the Schools Poultry Egg Laying Competition, and see the wide range of birds in the Poultry Showcase.

Pat a chook in The Farmhouse, wander around The Animal Farmyard and see the farmers tending to their poultry, or head to the Animal Nursery to feed them yourself.

When and where to find poultry

Daily 
- The Farmhouse 
- The Animal Farmyard 
- Livestock Pavilion 
- Animal Nursery 

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Add to Planner Pat a Chook

The Farmhouse featuring the Department of Education and Training

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10:00AM - 6:00PM daily

Get up close and pat a chook in The Farmhouse! Find out about these friendly, feathered animals and how important they are to farming life.

Add to Planner All about Backyard Chooks with Farmer Darryl

The Animal Farmyard

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11:45AM & 2:45PM daily (approx. 30mins)

Learn about keeping chooks in your backyard, caring for chooks, breeds and breeding, feeding, bedding and housing poultry.

Add to Planner Schools Poultry Egg Laying Competition Display

The Livestock Pavilion

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10:00AM - 6:00PM daily

See the display of hens and eggs at the front of the Livestock Pavilion, prepared by Victorian schools for judging. Each school was given six young hens in the lead up to the Show and selected their best birds to display in the competition. Judged on presentation, quality of eggs and the project the schools produce, see which school will take home the blue ribbon!

Add to Planner Purebred Poultry Display

The Livestock Pavilion

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10:00AM - 6:00PM daily

Head to the Livestock Pavilion to see a display of the wide variety of poultry breeds in Australia. From the fluffy Silkies to the cute white ducks and noisy roosters, you'll see a number of birds and chat to breeders about the importance of poultry in farming life.

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