Keeping hens has become an increasingly popular pastime with the variety of breeds and hybrids suiting every situation; from back garden, the orchard to large enterprise. Each year the show includes a full range of traditional and pure breed poultry from the diminutive Serama to the majestic Brahma with all sizes, shapes and colours in between.  There are also classes for ducks, geese, turkeys and eggs. Here we give an insight into the running of the section and some background in preparing for the show.