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Mid Ohio Exotic Animal and Bird Sale in Mt. Hope, OH

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http://www.mthopeauction.com/sales/sales.php?scheduledSaleId=563

I'm really anxious to here people's experiences with this auction. I've been checking it out online. caf
It is March 25-27.
Have any of you fellow BYC'ers ever gone to it? Anyone from PA going this Friday? I hear that it is really something  droolin and might have to go!

 

 
Ameraucanas- (LF) BBS, Lavender, (BF)- Silver, Lavender Silkies- buff  Cochins- mottled

Incubating now...
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Marans
Blue Wheaten Ameraucana

 

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Ameraucanas- (LF) BBS, Lavender, (BF)- Silver, Lavender Silkies- buff  Cochins- mottled

Incubating now...
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Marans
Blue Wheaten Ameraucana

 

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post #2 of 5

I so want to go, how is the quality of the birds for sale?

I'm going to a local auction instead here in NY, I don't think I can talk my husband into going, although since they do it a few times a year, I might be able to talk him into going "camping" (Aka, he camps, I shop)

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Not sure about the quality. I have a relative that goes every year a couple times and he tells me that spring is definitely the best one to attend. I really wish that I could go, but he and his wife already have a car load. hit I'll probably just wait until fall. I really don't want to drive 3 hours out each way by myself (though I haven't ruled that out yet). 

If I don't go, I'm going to have him look for a chocolate OEG banty for my fiance's upcoming birthday. He fell in love with them from the contest going on. They are sooo pretty!  We have a BB red hen and a Black tailed Buff roo right now. I have a couple of her first eggs of the year in the incubator and I'm anxious to see if they are developing. fl I just put them in a couple of days ago.

 

 
Ameraucanas- (LF) BBS, Lavender, (BF)- Silver, Lavender Silkies- buff  Cochins- mottled

Incubating now...
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Marans
Blue Wheaten Ameraucana

 

Reply

 

 
Ameraucanas- (LF) BBS, Lavender, (BF)- Silver, Lavender Silkies- buff  Cochins- mottled

Incubating now...
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Marans
Blue Wheaten Ameraucana

 

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post #4 of 5

My only issue with the sale is I like to take stuff to sell to cover what I buy! Last auction I went to I got 1.20 back! woot

Looks like out of state people have to jump thru a bunch of hoops, have stuff tested and a health cert from the vet? My local vet would not even run a fecal on a rabbit, I can only immagine trying to find someone to check 20 some chickens! I wonder if the rabbits need to be on the cert too, or just the poultry.

Looks like Friday is the day for most of the small animals/poultry. I'm sad I can't afford to go! hit

post #5 of 5

Out of state people who are bringing poultry have to be NPIP tested to travel over state lines with their birds per Ohio law.  Ohioans who take poultry - the birds are tested on site for Pullorum before auction unless you're flock is already NPIP - but then you have to show proof of your NPIP (ie bring NPIP certificate/copy of certificate).

There is an admission fee of $5 per person.

The poultry auction is FRIDAY March 26.  The 25 and 27th are all exotics.

The swap meet in May, July, and October have a lot of people selling poultry - but be careful who you are buying from and as a lot of questions. The swap meet doesn't require bidding, as it's individuals set up selling their own stock - and there's no admission fee.

As for the quality of the birds for sale - it depends on who's selling.  I will say a lot of illness and yucks float around there. Twice I brought birds back from there - before I was NPIP'ed - and both times the birds became ill within a week of purchase and died. Thank goodness I practice quarantine! My entire flock could have been wiped out!

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