Originally Posted by LauraHope
I went to the Carlton chicken swap. There was no food vender or breakfast sellers like online stated previous swaps had at it. The chicken bingo also wasn't present. The building was barely opened for the bathrooms.
There was a lot of barnyard mix breed chicks. Nobody was tagged or tested. I thought they where supposed to be regulated and everyone tested. I couldn't find the tester either. I asked around. I need to get some birds tested for a swap in lake Elmo on the 8th.
2 or 3 people selling food, a couple selling hard goods like rabbit junk, horse junk, new wood build goat hay feeders and small rabbit hitched and wooden stuff like that.
One lady had a giant sow hog for $300. I fought she sold it. She also had Guppys, that was kind of cool.
There was one lady with calls but it was just one white hen and 4 drakes. They didn't look bad but she didn't know anything about testing and was chain smoking the whole swap while I was there. She got ashes on me so I took it as a sign I shouldn't be interested in her stock.
Someone had Calgary ducks with bad eyes. Much of the stock there wasn't nice, but was was nice and well taken care of was really nice, but not really much pure breed.
A few sellers with lots of peacocks and Guinea they looked nice. And bel mcflue chickens looked nice quality.
Backyard breeding puppy people had a few puppys. Some where ugle toy breed mutts, some full labs.
Many goats. Don't know anything about goats.
Someone had quail but they where all bought up before I got there. They where adults and had to many males in the mix by the looks of the females.
Nice plants , the plants where the best thing about it for me. I got some large onion chives for planting for $5.