Poultry on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Why did the chicken cross the road? Maybe it was to get to the Roosevelt County Bantam Show. Organizer Steven Beaty said he’s expecting about 300 bantam, or miniature, chickens, and ducks from four states, even as far away as Kentucky. The show, which is occurring independently of the […]

Fair Results: Open Poultry

Results from the Roosevelt County Fair Open Poultry Show: • Audrey Campbell, 1st and Champion Bantam Male, Cochin; 2nd runner duck hen; 1st runner duck Hen; 1st Swedish duck hen. Barbara Nicholes, 1st and Champion Large Breed Trio with Sussex; 1st goose. • Delores Campbell 1st Old English hen; 1st Magpie Duck hen; 2nd Swedish […]

Poultry show for the birds

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Chaos reigns for a moment in the poultry barn as a chicken flies into the rafters. A crowd gathers to catch the hen, and she flies out and into the arms of a woman. With a surprised look and a cheer from the crowd, the woman hands her off […]

Salmonella outbreak linked to state hatchery

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Seventeen cases of salmonella poisoning in the Southwest since April have been linked to a single New Mexico hatchery, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Department of Health Public Information Officer Deborah Davis declined to release the name of the hatchery or where it is located because she […]