Made it back home just at dusk, whew! Baby Marans MIA again, arrrrgh!
Wingstone, I have never been to a swap either. I've been to both Roots and Green Dragon, liked them both, but know what you mean about talking to the seller and seeing where your bird comes from. Plus, those auctioneers talk so fast! Is it just me?
They have that swap in Northern PA at a TSC, I wonder if we could arrange one at the TSC in Parkesburg? We could bring in the Lancaster County Folks as well as the Chester County. I bet if we put a post on the COOP forum, people would come from Philly too.
I think since the Northern PA folks have already laid the groundwork, it may not be too hard to set up. Getting TSC on board is the thing, It does draw business to the TSC, but I think the concern (and rightly so) is bio security. I believe the Clarion TSC Chicken Stock just made it clear to everyone that the poultry should be sold with the container, keep your chooks with their own poo.
If we plan it far enough ahead, people arrange their own swaps and sales before hand and a lot of the birds don't get much exposure or handling anyway.
Also, the Clarion one had people bring in poultry related items to sell, and a had a raffle. I'm all about a raffle!
The Parkesburg TSC people are VERY nice Blarney. I've done some dog related fundraisers there and they were very accomodating and friendly. I think "Ryan" is our contact there, but don't quote me on it.