Do you still have the blue Silkie pullet? How old is she? I bought a little buff pullet from you on June 21st at the Augusta swap (I think she is about 12 weeks?) I have 7 other chicks about the same age. Would your blue pullet get along with the younger ones? I thought the silkie would be a lot smaller than the others (including 3 EEs and a Cochin/Wyndotte cross), but she is growing enough that, while smaller, she is staying in the general range of the others. Despite looking different from the others, no one has tried to pick on her as yet. I'm glad as she is just so sweet and cute. The smallest pullet now is one of the little bantam Wyndotte pullets (we call her "Bossy Lucy" after Lucy of Peanuts fame as she trys to boss all the others around!; so funny to watch!).
Yesterday the new TSC in Ellsworth had its grand openng. I met the new store manager, Krista Bauman. I spoke to her about the idea of doing swaps there and she is all for it. (She formerly worked at the store in, I believe she said, Sanford? or maybe, Wilton? (they had two swaps an month) and is familiar with the swaps and considers them a great win/win idea. Our store has a huge parking lot and shares the building with Mardens (lots of traffic). The building was the old Walmart before they foisted a Walmart "super store" on our comunity.
If anyone in the Ellsworth area would like to work on setting up some swaps in Ellsworth, please contact me. As far as I know the TSC in Bangor is still dragging their heels and one in Ellsworth would be handy for folks downeast and Mount Desert Island, as well as the Blue Hill and Bucksport area. It could be a resource for other livestock as will. There isn't a lot of large-scale farming in our area but a lot of hobby farming and small integrated family operations.