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Maine Chicken Swaps/ Stocks And Shows 2013

By hoppy, Feb 9, 2013 | Updated: Feb 14, 2014 | | |
  1. hoppy
    new page for 2014 is here https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/maine-chicken-swaps-stocks-and-shows-2014


    This page is where we will have the current swaps listed and I will try to keep that updated. We usually also have a separate thread for each swap that lists who is bringing what and who is looking for a special something at a particular swap. PM me with any updates, new swap listings, or links to swap pages and I will post them.
    All animals offered for sale/trade whether or not any money changes hands, should be healthy and in good condition. Sick or diseased animals have no place at the swap, and if you have sick animals at home, please stay home to avoid spreading any commutable disease. Many can be carried on your clothing or shoes. The owner/seller is responsible for all sales and to be sure they are following Maine state law. If you have questions, you can send me a private message or call the AG or Food dept for current rules concerning what items you are offering for sale.
    The state does send representatives to the swaps and they may or may identify themselves as a state employee. If you are not proud of what you are selling, you probably should not be bringing it to a swap. See bottom of post for the swap rules and be aware some swaps have different rules, so these are the general rules for the maine swaps as outlined by the state and general store policy.

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    Update: the word from the state is they are discussing whether or not to require that anyone selling poultry at these swaps to be NPIP tested. They may be doing random testing at the swaps for pullorium and AI--change, just random testing for AI at this point. There is talk of the 90 day permit where the birds you are showing are tested vs the farm test they are currently trying to implement which would be good for 1 yr.


    Swaps



    October

    Oct 12th Saturday Waterville TSC Farm swap 9-2 (pending weather)
    located on 10 Kennedy Memorial Dr Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 877-7775

    **rain date is sunday**
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/332325400203733/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-swap-thread-for-july-dec-2013-tractor-supply

    Oct 12th Saturday Lewiston TSC Farm Swap/ Farmers market 9-2 (last of the season, call store to confirm)

    location: 1619 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME (207)795-8828
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/755359/lewiston-maine-poultry-swaps#post_10703872
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/363049040477066/


    Oct 12th Saturday Sanford TSC Farm swap 9-2
    located on 1770 Main St, Sanford, ME (207) 490-0034 (last swap of the season- call store to confirm)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/758695/2013-sanford-maine-farm-day#post_10913762


    Oct 13th Sunday Wilton TSC Farm swap/ farmers market 9-1
    located on U.S. 2 Farmington, ME 04294 (207)778-5900


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/164600983704224/

    Oct 18th Saturday Oxford TSC Farm swap 9-2 (last of the season- call store to confirm)

    located at 1272 Main St Oxford, ME
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/789796/oxford-maine-poultry-farmers-swap

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/554600731257054/

    Oct 26th Saturday Augusta TSC Farm Days/ chicken swap 8:30-1 (pending weather)

    location: 420 Civic Center Dr Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-2800
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/518498174864978/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/793559/augusta-maine-poultry-swap-farm-days-thread-june-dec-2013




    IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH VENDOR TO ABIDE BY STATE OF MAINE LAWS AND REGULATIONS; TO PROVIDE ANY REQUIRED LICENSING, ADEQUATE SHELTER, CAGING, WATER AND FOOD FOR THEIR ANIMALS; & TO CLEAN UP THEIR AREAS WHEN LEAVING.

    Maine State Laws governing the sale of poultry/waterfowl & goats

    Maine State Law:

    MAINE RULES AND REGS ON SALES OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, WATERFOWL, MILK, CHEESE

    http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/ahi/ahisr.html

    5A.All sheep & goats (no matter the age or whether castrated or not) must be tagged if they are up for sale at any event. All sheep/goat being sold from a farm need to have a tag, whether being sold in state or out of state. Castrated sheep/goat must also be tagged. The farmer is required to keep records for 5 years. A small yellow book is usually provided with the tag shipment for recording of the tag number, date sold, etc.

    5B. Poultry (ducks, chicks, turkeys etc) have to be sold in lots of 6 from one seller if they are under 8 weeks old. After 8 weeks of age, they can go one at a time. Now, from your house or farm you can sell single birds of any age.


    NO PROCESSING OR NEUTERING OF ANIMALS


    Rule Chapters for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
    01 001 Agriculture General

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/chaps01.htmL

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  1. hoppy
    Joanie, deadline for the show is postmarked by May 20th.
  2. hoppy
    It was reported to me that the MPG is closing. there will be no more swap held at this location.
  3. hoppy
    the augusta swap is always the 4th saturday and the last saturday of the month. last year due to having so many 5 saturday months, there were extras. there are swaps now in waterville on the 2nd saturday, that's pretty close to augusta.
  4. chicketychickchick
    Hey mixed flock, You should get with ashandvine and organize a Brunswick swap.
  5. chicketychickchick
    Not many Augusta swaps this season. :-(
  6. hoppy
    Joanie- generally its less then 2 weeks prior to the show.
  7. joanie_maine
    What is the deadline (postmark) for the May 26 CMBF Show entries??
  8. JenEric Farms
    Is Oxford doing any swap/farm days this year?
  9. henney penny
    MPG in Houlton will have swaps on the following dates--May 4th--June 1st--Sep 21st.Times are 8-12.If you bring or buy something your name will be entered for a free bag of feed drawn every hour.Anyone can bring livestock,crafts or homemade items.
  10. henney penny
    Tractor Supply in Presque Isle will have the first swap May 18th and there after every 1st and 3rd Sat.of the month till Labor Day.Hours are 9-2. We encourage you to bring what ever you have for livestock,chickens,hatching eggs,ducks,goats.sheep,etc, as well as homemade items,canned goods.wood products like bird houses etc..

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