Eloise Forzan has been entering poultry shows for two years. Now, aged 12, she is secretary of the Lismore Poultry Club and is organising her first poultry show.
Eloise Forzan has been entering poultry shows for two years. Now, aged 12, she is secretary of the Lismore Poultry Club and is organising her first poultry show. Contributed

Eloise, 12, takes on the world of chickens

IT'S no mean feat organising a poultry show, but when you are only 12 years old it becomes something out of the ordinary.

That's what Eloise Forzan of Caniaba, the youngest show secretary for the Lismore Poultry Club, has been doing.

"Eloise is doing a wonderful job," the club's publicity officer Steve Dubber said.

"A lot of people are helping her and she has done the whole schedule for the show."

The show that Ms Forzan is organising is the Lismore Poultry Club's Young Bird Show on April 27 for soft feather and hard feather birds under a year old.

"Eloise has been showing birds for two years now," her father Frank Forzan said.

"We have had chooks at home for five years, mainly laying birds, but it's only been recently that she's gotten serious about showing them."

The Forzan chooks have been winning many awards, from shows in Casino, Alstonville and even as far as Tenterfield.

"The rooster - Bruno - has won a fair few prizes," Mr Forzan said.

"And the bantam hen - Marley - won four major awards at Casino."

This has encouraged Eloise to involve herself not only in her local club but is preparing to show her birds at the Ekka in August.

Entries for the Young Bird Show need to be in by April 19.

On Friday, April 19 at 6pm, the Lismore Poultry Club will also be hosting a Breeding the Breeds Workshop, a joint invitational meeting of neighbouring poultry clubs from Bangalow, Casino and Kyogle. The Lismore Poultry Club Annual Show is on June 9 with feature breeds including Barnevelder, Langhsan and Australian Game.

Further details for all the club events can be obtained from president John Gibson 6629 0254.



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