Chickenstock is an annual gathering of poultry enthusiasts.
It started several years ago at BYC to give members a chance to meet each other and put faces with names. It has grown since then.
Each state has their own, but anyone interested in poultry is welcome. It is also a family affair.
Some Chickenstocks involve sales, swaps, raffles and are really big events. Look at some of the past Chickenstocks in Oklahoma for example.
Texas has usually been a meet, greet & eat affair, as most members enjoy just sitting around and talking about their birds. (I have a big wrap around porch to do this.)
In the past we have had pinatas for the kids and a white elephant swap. As more people came each year, it was hard to get everyone involved. If anyone has suggestions for activities, please speak up - especially kids' activities.
I prefer not to have a swap meet at my place for biosecurity reasons. However, if anyone buys or swaps with another individual off premise and wants to physically exchange or pick-up birds at Chickenstock, I will arrange for an area for the birds. Just don't bring any animals hoping to find a buyer.