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Come along and take a gander at some of the fanciest poultry in the country with the Royal Melbourne Show Poultry Competition set to host 1200 chickens, ducks and turkeys over four huge days of competition. You would be clucking mad to miss out on the birds on display next to the Livestock Pavilion four the first four days of Show.

Some of the most educated chooks in the country will be competing in the Schools Poultry Egg Laying Competition. This features chickens raised by primary and secondary schools that have raised pullets to egg laying hens as part of their agriculture curriculum.  

Still wanting more chooks? The First National Real Estate Animal Farmyard and theBiostime Animal Nursery will offer plenty of opportunity to pat a chook and perhaps find yourself a lucky feather to take home.

When you take a wander these terrific interactive spaces, keep an eye out for the farmers tending to their poultry that can answer all of your avian questions. 


Animals Up Close

First National Real Estate Farmyard

The Livestock Pavilion

Schools Poultry Competition Display

The Livestock Pavilion

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09:30am - 6:00pm daily

See the display of hens and eggs in The Livestock Pavilion, prepared by Victorian schools for judging throughout the Show. Each school was given five 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 written project the schools create, see which school will take home the blue ribbon!

Poultry Display

The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 21 Sep 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • 22 Sep 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • 23 Sep 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • 24 Sep 9:30am - 3:00pm

With over 1500 birds on display, head to The Livestock Pavilion to see a display of Australian poultry. 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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