Patrick, yea I know you guys are having a mini meet but see I was thinking if we did this you would draw people looking to buy chickens!! And maybe we would be able to unload the unwanted stuff. Plus if we require testing then it would insure that the stuff is healthy and we aren't spreading diseases. Just thought it would be really neat plus I went to the one in Maryland yes I drove over 21/2 hours to get there and I wanna go back so I was hoping to have something like that here!! Anybody know any info about testing birds?? Never have had to do it so don't know the procedure or anything!
Of course I could draw people! I need to sharpen my pencil, I was really good at profiles in pencil once. I'm not sure what drawing them has to do with chickens , but okay. So anyway. Where do you live? There are a ton of places we can have a swap. The testing is a great idea! My only concern is if its a ton of $ per bird to test no one is going to do it. You can give the extension office a call and ask them. And if we start off with just folks from here that we talk to every day, shoot I chat with you folks more than I do my own mother lol! Than there may be less of a chance of having issues. what we are doing Sat is just passing each other birds that we have been talking about and watching grow. And I feel more comfortable with this than having a ton of people that we don't talk to regularly or really are not on here and random folks with chickens running around and than we would have less of a chance for issue for now. Shoot lol, I called Sally on the phone yesterday to ask her about the eggs that she candled and saw eyes lol. This is a good close bunch.
I admit, I checked out pictures from both of you just to see living conditions of the birds,..I know even the cleanest birds could have any number of things out there.....I have thought about becoming NPIP tested, and just have not taken the time to look into it yet.
I get the feeling Patrick or is it Chad, is gonna be a character, And me, well I am just a 50ish year old hippy that never grew up..(literally...I am only 5ft tall) ...This should turn out to be an interesting day.