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First swap, anything I should know?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Shannon33, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new and going to my first buy/sell/trade meet up at the local feed store. I have some silkies babies to sell that will be a month old by then. I was wondering what a reasonable fee would be for one month old birds (just pet quality) and also if I needed to bring anything like small boxes to give people or will they have their own containers? Also, anything I should know about buying other birds from people, like what to look for/what to avoid. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always bring extra boxes to swaps, i dont want someone to leave because they didnt have a box for their item [​IMG] that way they have to come up with a better excuse not to buy [​IMG]
     
  3. groveguy

    groveguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Swap meets are a blast!

    Good luck and have a great time!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I've never brought anything home from a swap but I would encourage safe poultry management.....Isolate the bird or birds you bring home from a swap, including any birds you do not sell.... That will help prevent your bringing any ill health/disease to your regular flock.....so be sure you have a place set up for isolation!

    Hope that helps. Nancy
     

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