Auctions: Good idea or bad??

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by epona4, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,

    Found out that there's a weekly auction near me and they often have chickens. Is this a safe or risky way to go? Wanting 6 month or so old pullets.

    Planning on going to the Ohio National in a couple weeks and seeing if I can find something there but was thinking if nothing pans out maybe I could try the auction.

    Thanks for your advice,
    b
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We ago to the local auction here in Florida and have not had any problems. Here their is a Agriculture inspector right there to check all the animals put up for sale. We have bought dayolds, a young female blue slate turkey,pigs and goats there. This auctoneer always says if you bring a 2.00 rooster you can't expect to get 10.00 for it. I would still quarintine anything I bought just to be safe.
     
  3. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just be very careful. the auction around here is kind of ok but you have to really watch out for sick birds, Most of these people are just doing it to make a buck and it shows in their animals. We look at it this way, You get what you paid for. Hope the auction there is alot better.
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go early and look the birds over carefully. Take them out of cage and handle them check for lice, mites and weight etc.
    I also check to see who brought them in and the condition of the person themselves! [​IMG]
    No matter what I would be sure you quarantine..
    They can be stressed and get sick so you have to follow percautions or you will lose your pet or prize ones over a bird you do not even care about!
    been there, done that [​IMG]
     
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