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Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by allen wranch, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are a lot of newbies on this board and they ask a lot of questions. This is great and everyone tries to help out.

    But if you want to have a one on one discussion with other poultry owners, have a fun time, and make new friends, check out a Chickenstock in your area.

    Chickenstock was started by BYC as a way for Backyard Chicken members to meet each other. It has grown to global proportions and there are gatherings all over the US and a couple overseas. It was even featured in the Tractor Supply magazine, and some have had newspaper coverage.

    Check this section for a Chickenstock near you !
     
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  2. HennyRoo

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    Thanks Allen! I"m a newbie AND I'm going to the ChickenStock in Litchfield Maine on July 27th. It will be great fun to meet all you BYC enthusiasts! [​IMG]
     
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is great to hear. You will have a lot of fun.
     
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    wildernessdweller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too!!! I'll be driving a red wrangler 4 door jeep!!
     
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    I joined this board too late to attend the Chickenstock in Alabama. Maybe I can get there next year.
     
  6. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Macy,
    You will love it.

    Just watch for one in Alabama, close by, or start one yourself !
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    THANK You for sharing that...I'm not a newbie but I didn't know about this either! [​IMG] I'm going to check out if there are any near me [​IMG]
     
  8. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey all.....the only thing I get confused about is: some members are ADAMENT about biosecurity......in that you really wouldn't want to bring in other chickens unless they hatch them----yet a lot of us like to go to swaps etc. to get chickens. How long do you quaranteen if you go purchase from swaps ? It seems to be two very opposite views sometimes.
     
  9. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A 30 day minimum quarantine is best.

    At the Texas Chickenstock, members brought birds or eggs to swap, but they were kept on the opposite side of my house, far, far away from my coops. Anyone visiting the coops must walk through a bleach solution first.
     
  10. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the answer carla!
     

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