Another egg swap thread

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by halo, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Id like a general opinion on this, please. Do we have enough interest and enough members to have another Egg Swap thread? It would be totally different than the one currently running, and wouldnt compete with it. The goals would not be to gallop at top speed, but to provide an avenue to let as many members as possible to join in swapping eggs. Speed of the thread will not be important. I would like to offer these ideas:

    1.An egg swap for purebred chicken eggs only (EEs will not count as purebred). Swappers must have been members of BYC for at least 60 days.

    2. An initial offering of 6 eggs will be made. Any member can accept and replace the offer with 6 purebreds of their own. Any member can only offer a breed once in a weeks time.

    3. A member can take and replace a swap with as many different breeds as they have, in a weeks time. If you have one breed to offer, you can make one swap; if you have 3 to offer, you can make 3 swaps.

    4. Purebreds only. Please offer pictures of your birds, if they arent posted somewhere on the site already. Pictures of the actual eggs being sent, or those from the actual birds laying these eggs, would be good especially for colored egg breeds. Please make arrangements to ship eggs within a week or two of the swap, unless different arrangements are made with your swap partner. Shipping must be done via USPS Priority Mail, or if you prefer a similar service with another carrier.

    5. The week will end Sunday evening at midnight.

    6. There is no limit on the time that 6 eggs can be offered. We have over 22000 members. Its good to give people time to see what is being offered. I dont see any problem in an offering waiting for 2 or 3 days, or even more. Its not about speed.

    7. This thread will not go fast!! Its more about allowing more people to participate.

    8. Please keep chatter to a minimum. A little bit is fine; just use some common sense on this. If its not about the swap, it probably belongs in a PM.

    9. Anyone not upholding their end of the swap agreement, either by sending eggs, or by sending shipping cost if they couldnt fulfill their swap for whatever reason, will not be allowed to participate further.

    10. You can post feedback to the thread when you have received your eggs. Please only post good feedback. If you are having problems with your swap, please PM me, and we will try and resolve it.

    I would like to hear any opinions on this, if its worth doing or not. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I would be game for this because it would allow people to single out what species they wanted without waiting forever while weeding through other things. Not only that but it would lalow more opportunities for more folks to get involved. I like it!
     
  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I would like it !! For instance : I have French Black Copper Marans that I could swap, however I would want a very good breed of acceptable value to swap them for ????? Does that make sense ????
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Makes perfect sense, I think the same way.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Quote:I'm in the same boat. I am not trying to be a snob because I like mixed breeds too but I do have some BLRW and BCM and what not that I paid alot of money for due to their lines and I would like to have a fair value in swap for them. I participate in the craz egg chain as well with my average value eggs such as mediocre quality seramas and just good layers, like my BR's. Just last night I swapped for some bantam ee's that are just adorable [​IMG]
    But it would be nice to know if I have something truly special to offer in swap that I could go to a thread and be assured of purebreds being offered. [​IMG]
     
  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] I think this is a great idea and happy someone has done it. I dont have the patience to have 2,3 or 4 swaps going at the same time so i am glad you are doing it. [​IMG] And when my SQ Japs pick up better I am sure I will be in on this one!
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    When your Japs pick up Im sure they'll be a hot item, too.
     
  8. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    So then are we gonna try it ??
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:I agree! Japs are nice little birds. I have a white roo that I just LOVE!!!!
     
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Id like to give the idea a few days so we can get some more opinions and ideas on it. Actually Id like to start it Monday morning so we have a full week ahead of us. I want to make sure everyone understand the rules...I dont think they are that difficult, and if anyone has anything to add to it, we should be able to get the kinks worked out by Monday. Ill make the first offering on Monday, if we decide to do it.
     

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