******ALL ABOARD! We're looking to start an EGG TRAIN!*******

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wolftracks, May 25, 2010.

  1. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    OK, I was asked to start this thread, so I'm not the only one that would like to try this.

    With so many bad shipments by the U.S.P.S. lately, we would like to start a revolution!

    This is how it would work and any input for ideas are welcome.

    You want to buy or trade eggs with someone out of your area or out of your state. PO sent you the last smashed or late box you are going to deal with. Maybe you haven't even seen your boxes.[​IMG]

    Along comes the EGG TRAIN

    Some one on the train is taking a trip and going the same way as your delicate little eggs. OR............Someone is going to be in the same area as another person who is closer to your area and then on to a destination close to the person you are sending these little future guys and gals too. [​IMG]

    You would list your pick up place and destination and a transport would be mapped out and the package could be picked up at a set ronduve point along the line. They're safe, they're handed straight into your hands and hopefully in MOST CASES it would be FREE!

    Yes Ladies and Gentlemen that's what I said. FREE! [​IMG] Not always but usually.

    I did this a few years ago with transporting dogs. Mind you I was not the one in charge and I would need a lot of help from those who would like to see this happen. I know we could do this. In some cases we could even transport the birds themselves (depends on laws from each state), but imagine the possiblities![​IMG]

    To start this off, please check in here and lets get started with some plans. It's summer time! People travel a lot during the next 3-4 months and although it may not work everywhere we can get it started and see how far we can get it to go.

    A big help with this project would be truck drivers. They travel all over the country and go to areas some of us may never travel to.

    Bus drivers would be another option.

    Think of a few more.

    Who's going to join the REVOLUTION and get on the CHICKEN TRAIN??????

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4240860#p4240860

    We'll be using this thread for questions and information on organizing. It's easier to add you to the main list of you use the above link or pm Terry.
    To sign up for the Egg Train use this link


    To sign up for Coordinator use this thread or pm me.

    Coordinator Thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4249493#p4249493
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. Terry

    Terry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ready! [​IMG]
    I am in Lexington,NC
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    I think this sounds great and will be watching to see how this all works out!!
     
  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I think it could really work if enough people get involved.
    It could be fun to. You could meet some of the members here and maybe be able to order more eggs than you would have been able to otherwise.
     
  5. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this!!! I'm in Leicester, NC (right outside of Asheville) and have several trips planned throughout the summer up and down the eastern seaboard.

    I'm curious if the moderators might have some ideas on how exactly to organize this onto some sort of shared map/spreadsheet type program...hmmm.... How did it work with exactly the the dog train?
     
  6. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lexington? Then we need a BBQ train!!! Preferrably from Cook's!! [​IMG]


    Sorry, I got off topic!

    I'm on the Eastern Shore of MD. Don't know if I can help in any way, but I'm willing to try!
     
  7. ellieroo

    ellieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog and horse rescues have done this with great success. Wonderful plan!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EXCELLENT IDEA!!! May I suggest a Sticky?
     
  9. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Henderson, NC - 45 minutes North of Raleigh

    Great idea! I'm always ready for more hatching eggs!

    On another note, since there are already 3 of us from NC that have posted to this thread, what do you thing of a Meet Up later this summer?
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:YES!

    And it would be great to have a spread sheet ect for this.

    I wasn't an organizer for the dogs but I did find someone who managed to do a great job. I had some important family things going on at the time.

    Any and all help is welcome!
     

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