anyone going to the Big E in springfield,ma.

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by freshegg, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going today cant wait to see all the chickens [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Are you sure there will be chickens? Last year someone told me last yr there was only the incubator hatching eggs.......so i did not go. I hope you will post back here and let me know if they have any. I will tell you that the bolton fair has ALOT of chickens. The fair is only 2 days and i have been told that they are only there on the day of the show, so that is when i go. This is a more old fashioned fair with crafters and alot of 4-H and farmers had stands with their products. I was so surprised at all the poultry they had there. I really hope you find some at the Big E. The place is so huge, the person could have easily missed them.
     
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I didnt go last year but the year before there was a huge building with nothing but chickens so I hope so thats the main reason we are going. I'll post back to let you know. today is 4-h day and FFA day.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think i believed him because it seems like a long time to have the chickens in the cages there. If you have seen them there before, then he probably did miss them. I hope you have a great time [​IMG]
     
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I hope they are there maybe they only go for 1 day and I got lucky but my husband remembers seeing lots of beautiful chickens there too. I like the silkies and the fancy looking roosters.
     
  6. chixbvs

    chixbvs Out Of The Brooder

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    grew up in that area and LOVE the Big E- LA County Fair and Kern County fairs are not as good- just thinking of the potatoes in the Maine building and the clam cakes in the Rhode Island building - yummy ! Used to work Tuesdays at the auction in Wately (spelling ?) and eat at the Bluebird Diner afterwards !

    Have a great time at the fair- I'm so jealous !!
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Ooh, let me know what you find at the Big E, too.

    And wheres the Bolton Fair? Duh, Bolton, I guess, but where is Bolton and when's the fair?
     
  8. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I went to the Big E and all they had for poulrty was 8 chickens and the huge incubator with a bunch of chicks hatching [​IMG] . we still had a good time though. I asked about chickens and they said in january, which is the big poultry show I posted about.
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Oh I'm sorry [​IMG] If you can stand the smell of fair food one more time [​IMG] I promise you will love the Bolton Fair [​IMG] The poultry day is Sunday ........... http://www.boltonfair.org/
     
  10. ChickenLuva

    ChickenLuva Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I noticed that Lurky mentioned the Bolton fair. Does anyone know if I can purchase chickens at that fair? I was headed for the Milford Tractor Supply swap today, but have had a last minute conflict and won't be able to get there. I was already planning to visit the Bolton fair this year and would be thrilled if I could also pick up a couple of hens there. Thank you!
     

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