Just returned from my first livestock auction, almost cried!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickenmamalp, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Songster

    Just got back from an auction they have every Fri. night. It was a horrible experience. I can't shake the bad feelings yet. I'm still in awe at the brutality and lack of heart for those poor animals. They kick them and push them , fling the chickens around. They were like a bunch of beasts(the people)! Talk about animal cruelity.......[​IMG]

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i know..i went to one once. I'll never go back again or put any of my animals in one. They are horrible...
  3. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    only been to an auction twice, They really dont treat the animals well at all [​IMG] did you go to the Venus animal auction or Arcadia?
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They aren't all horrible.....I sell my excess birds thru one and we market our cattle thru another.

  5. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Songster

  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Up in SE Ohio is the Rogers auction i used to sell my birds there. On fridays they had some calfs, goats , all sorts of poultry and veggies.. it is nice there. If i had the room to house animals you shoyld let me loose there with a trailer and a few G's.
  7. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Songster

    They had all sorts of animals goats,pigs,calfs,horse,sheep just about everything!
    My husband was dying to buy a calf 10.00 each!
    Made it home without buying anything.
    They sold boxes of assorted chicks for 5.00 for 25 Marans, barred rock, RI reds, etc..

  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:I go to one that does just birds, and it preaty nice actually.
  9. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    I enjoy going to them. We have one in our area. We like to go sometimes just to see what they have and what things are going for. I've never seen any abuse. I think they just look at the animals as "livestock" not "family pets". I have sold things there but never buy too much, especially poultry. While you can get great animals there, many times people are looking to get rid of problems there. So you have to really "Beware". Will

  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    not all of them are bad. I grew up going to them, and honestly, some critters were handled rough by both our family and the auction folk. We weren't cruel or intentionally mean it just happens.

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