Living near weekly auction that sells gorgeous chickens...

chickenannie

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
3,152
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Pennsylvania
Help! Every week this auction house down the road sells everything from exotics and silkies to RIRs and banties. I've avoided it for a long time, but I'm slipping... now I can't help from stopping in before the auction, and this website is just encouraging me to get more...

Today for Easter they brought out the serious ammo. Baby everything! Ducks, chicks, bunnies, goats, lambs, quail, fantail doves, and some gorgeous Black Spanish turkeys. Well, rationalize, rationalize... I guess 1 more (or 2 or 3) won't hurt....
 

GracefulBantams

Hatching and Showing
12 Years
Oct 10, 2007
5,475
15
286
Oklahoma
I feel your pain! I live 5 minutes from the largest poultry auction in all of SE Oklahoma.
By some 'miracle' I have only gone once (I came home with 15 chicks that time), but I just can't stand it any longer, I think I will start going again.

....... oh, sorry... I guess I wasn't much help
 
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chcknrs

Songster
11 Years
Mar 7, 2008
646
4
151
Kelso, WA
This is so not fair! the dummies that have the livestock auctions where I live only have four-legged animals! How dumb can ya get?

:lol:prolly a good thing.......sigh
 

turnerstar31

Songster
12 Years
Jul 18, 2007
678
1
149
Lucky you guys there is on that i go to but it only happens once a year and that is in May and I tell you I can;t stand it much longer I need my chicken fix
 

chickenannie

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
3,152
35
231
Pennsylvania
The only problem is that you never know what you're getting at this auction because you only see the chickens for a brief period and the labels say "hen" or "rooster".

No one there ever "looks" like they have any money, but a lot of cash is certainly passing hands.

I think it's obvious that I'm not experienced at auctions! Plus you never know if someone is getting rid of castoffs. So... it's not necessarily like ordering chicks from a reputable place.

Unfortunately from what I've observed at the auction the animal "handlers" are cruel too. Even the owners/sellers/buyers don't seem to respect the animals from the way I see them grabbing the birds and bunnies. It sickens me -- that's another reason why I don't go. I typically want to buy every adorable little creature just to give it a good home and ensure it's good treatment. Is it that way at all animal auctions?
 

coffeemama

Barista Queen
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
2,210
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201
Oregono
See...I don't think we have poultry auctions where I live. We have the type that you could buy a meat chicken at, but not a nice show bird. Dh does not want to ove to the mid-west either
 

jeaucamom

Songster
12 Years
Oct 1, 2007
2,211
12
214
Ophir, CA
Quote:Are you in the East SF Bay??? If you are, we are not far from you and there are TONS of chicks up here!!
 

Sunny Chook Farm

Songster
12 Years
Jan 23, 2008
290
3
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I can't offer you any help.. I need it myself !! There's one near us about once or twice a month... Last weekend, though I didn't get any chickens, I came away with 8 more ducks and 36 duck eggs (in bator now)

I love going to them, they have so many diff breeds and you can get really good buys...
 

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