Going to Marry's fleamarket this weeken in okc .. Takeing lot's of bird's time to sale with prise's so high!! They will be haveing the River bottum chicken sale out side Harrah to night at 5;30 Just across the river an take the dirt road . Buckguy an P.B has ben ther i never have but they say lot's of bird's are coming in ..It's way to far for me to drive.. But i no some of you peep's live up that way...
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Poco love reading your post about other sale's ..Let us no how it go's...!
It's still too dark to feed and water without carrying a flashlight, so I'm in having my coffee and looking forward to the sale in Coweta tonight.
Rebbecca - We considered getting llamas for livestock guardians until we found Vesta. She's the best coyote, skunk, possum, and nuisance deterrent we've ever had.
Well she seems to be getting a little better.If she was lethargic or anything or looked like she was in pain I would end her suffering. She looks like she has a bad cold. I looked very similar to this when I had a bad head cold last year. Hubby and I decided to do what we can and see what happens. I don't know when/if we will put her with the other chickens again. My chickens are not exactly the same kind of pets as my dogs or cats, but I am attached enough that I don't want to cull her. If she dies I will feel kinda for a minute. If one of my dogs died I would cry for days. I haven't had her that long. Thank you everybody for your opinions and advice. It really helps to get a different perspective especially from people far more experienced and knowlegable about this then I am.
I've always felt that sort of thing was overblown. The more free ranging my birds are, the healthier they seem to be. In fact, I think that whole biosecurity thing is often over hyped. The only thing I tend to worry about is auction birds. And now I rarely buy anything that isn't fresh out of an egg, or I'm buying from a source I trust.
When something DOES get sick, it either makes it on its own or I cull it, if it looks like it won't make it and is just suffering. I never medicate. I don't want those genetics in my flock, and I certainly don't want to pass them on to somebody else.
But then, I see birds as work animals, here to produce food and improve the soil. If I did the pet or the show thing, though, I would probably feel differently. For instance, I do medicate my dogs and cats when they are sick.
PEOPLE OF OKLAHOMA POULTRY SWAP "2012" OFFICIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
WHEN: Saturday, May 5th 2012, start time 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: CHOCTAW CREEK PARK, CHOCTAW OKLAHOMA. The park is located on Harper Drive in Choctaw. It is six miles North of the KOA, where we have had events in the past and about seven miles North of Interstate 40.It is about one quarter mile south of NE 23rd Street in Choctaw. We will have more detailed directions later.
WHO: All members and participants of the "OKIES IN THE BYC", their families and invited friends. The underlying theme this year is "SIMPLE IS SUPER."
1. FOOD: This year we will be featuring another delectable pot luck dinner. We are going with the idea of a giant picnic.Hamburgers, hot dogs, hot links, some bbq etc. will be provided. Additional foods will be needed. (Chips, potato salad, salads, baked beans etc,)
2. Poultry: The usual fanatical buying/selling/swapping of poultry. There will not be a live auction this year, although depending on what we receive, we might set some items up in a Silent Bid Auction.
3. Raffle: We will be holding the raffle as in the past and it will be sure to entice all members of the family.
4. T-shirts are available to order.
5. There will be lots of fun and fellowship with our great Okie friends sure to entertain. We encourage those that want to set up displays with their interests to please do so. We are setting up different time slots where plan to have discussions with question and answer sessions. If you want to participate on a panel or have ideas for the discussion please let me know. There are people that I have asked or will be asking to be on a panel to address concerns and questions as related to the aspect of owning and keeping poultry.
Several of our members have happily offered to give freely of their time. They will head up the following areas of interest. We also need additional volunteers to help with some of the areas that require more support, Please contact Monty (Buckguy20) or Carah (Sooner) if you would like to offer your services. For those that have already volunteered, I will be in contact with you..
Carah (Sooner): Food and Beverages. Contact Sooner with your ideas, dishes, and help. An online list will be started and circulated around our thread. It is very important to the success of this event that everyone participates and brings food.
NanaKat: Raffle. She will post about the raffle donations, please contact her with your items. Ideas for the Raffle: Chickens of all breeds & ages, Chicks, hatching eggs of all kinds, ducks, peafowl, rabbits, turkeys, quail, cages, waterers, feeders, incubators, wire, netting.
Arts & crafts, nic-nacs, and any other related items. Also,any fun type things especially things that appeal to kids.
Beth (cityclucks): Name Tags, online attendance roster, clerical support, and welcoming table.
Carah (Sooner): Tee Shirts- 3 color Designs are now in the works. A size and Quantity order list will be posted soon. Get your order in early, NO $$$$ will be needed in advance to order.
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These are a few things that we always seem to be in need of at all of our events, If you have something you would like to let us use/borrow we sure could use them. We will continue to also update this list as we get items and find thing's we are in need of, so check back often.
1. Tables of all sizes, chairs.
2. Volunteers for help in setting up, taking down and clean up.
3. Raffle items.
4. FOOD, FOOD, and MORE FOOD.
5. Ice Chests, Coolers, Large beverage Jug's.
6. Tarps and ropes
7. POWER STRIPS