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MAINE chicken stocks, swaps and shows 2012

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by hoppy, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Dates are starting to come in for swap dates and shows.
    this first page is where we will have the current swaps listed and I will try to keep that updated.We usually also have a separate thread for each swap that lists who is bringing what and who is looking for a special something at a particular swap. those will start I'm sure as we get closer to the dates. PM me with any updates and I will post them. I will also post a link to the thread for that swap if I know one exists (send them to me if I miss one)

    August Swaps


    August 11th Saturday Waterville Tractor Supply (TSC) 9-1 Farm Swap (these will be the 2nd SAT)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...st-11th-2012-farm-days-swap-tractor-supply-co
    August 11th Saturday Presque isle Tractor Supply (TSC) 8-2 Hobby Farmers swap.MORE INFO CALL 764-9900

    August 11th Saturday Sanford Farm Days Swap Tractor Supply 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine

    August 18th Saturday Waterville Tractor Supply, Pet Appreciation Day 10-2 (bring your farm animals/ dogs/cats)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...st-11th-2012-farm-days-swap-tractor-supply-co
    August 18th Saturday Skowhegan Tractor Supply - call store for details.
    August 18th Saturday Sanford Farm Days Swap Tractor Supply 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    August 18th Saturday Windham TSC 9-1, Pet Appreciation Day
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...farm-days-next-date-july-28th/80#post_9411958
    August 19th Sunday Wilton TSC farm days 9-2
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/658780/wilton-maine-farm-swaps-at-tractorssupply-2012


    August 25th Saturday Augusta Poultry Swap @ Tractor supply 8:30-1
    (Augusta swaps are the last saturday - and 4th saturdays of the month until Oct)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/664542/augusta-maine-poultry-farm-days-swap-at-tractor-supply-2012


    August 25th Saturday Presque Isle Tractor Supply (TSC) 8-2 Hobby Farmers swap.MORE INFO CALL 764-9900

    August 25th Saturday Sanford Farm Days Swap Tractor Supply 9-1
    (Sanford swaps are every sat until Oct 6th)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine

    Sept Swaps

    Sept 1st Saturday Sanford Farm Days Tractor supply 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    Sept 2nd Sunday Wilton Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-2
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/658780/wilton-maine-farm-swaps-at-tractorssupply-2012

    Sept 8th Saturday Waterville Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...st-11th-2012-farm-days-swap-tractor-supply-co
    Sept 8th Saturday Sanford Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    Sept 8th Houlton MPG 8 -12

    Sept 15th Saturday Sanford Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    Sept 16th Sunday Wilton Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-2
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/658780/wilton-maine-farm-swaps-at-tractorssupply-2012

    Sept 22nd Saturday Augusta Tractor Supply Poultry Swap 8:30-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...poultry-farm-days-swap-at-tractor-supply-2012
    Sept 22nd Saturday Sanford Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    Sept 23rd Sunday Wilton Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-2
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/658780/wilton-maine-farm-swaps-at-tractorssupply-2012

    Sept 29th Saturday Augusta Tractor Supply Farm Days 8:30-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...poultry-farm-days-swap-at-tractor-supply-2012
    Sept 29th Saturday Sanford Tractor Supply Farm Days 9-1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622379/2012-farm-days-schedule-tractor-supply-store-sanford-maine
    now all the legal mumbo jumbo (thanks bob for sharing)
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    IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH VENDOR TO ABIDE BY STATE OF MAINE LAWS AND REGULATIONS; TO PROVIDE ANY REQUIRED LICENSING, ADEQUATE SHELTER, CAGING, WATER AND FOOD FOR THEIR ANIMALS; & TO CLEAN UP THEIR AREAS WHEN LEAVING.

    Maine State Laws governing the sale of poultry/waterfowl & goats

    Maine State Law:

    MAINE RULES AND REGS ON SALES OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, WATERFOWL, MILK, CHEESE

    http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/ahi/ahisr.html

    5A. ALL SHEEP AND GOATS IN MAINE AND OUT OF STATE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE SCRAPIE TAGS.

    clarification of scrape info:

    all goats or sheep leaving their farm (going to a swap, show, walk around the neighborhood or sale of any kind in or out of state) need to have a scrape number. this number is on a tag or can be tattooed on the animal. tags are free and so is the applicator. the person needs to call Gail at the fed USDA 866-873-2824 and she will send out tags for the farm and the applicator. the tag is a way to trace back to the farm of origin if there is a problem. so if she has a goat that she bought elsewhere and it has a scrape tag, it doesn't need a new tag as long as that tag is still attached to the animal. if the tag come off, she needs to put on her scrape tag. if she goes the tattoo route, ear, thigh, or tail fold.

    5B. birds do not need to be in the NPIP Program. Its great if your birds are Typhoid & Pollorum tested to keep these diseases out of US.

    The only time you need to have tested birds is at a fair/show.

    The only stipulations are that at public events in Maine you have to sell any birds under 8 weeks old in lots of 6, above the 8 weeks, they can go one at a time. If sold from your house or farm you can sell singular birds of any age.

    You must purchase 6 from the one family the chicks are raised in, not 1 bird here, 1 bird there. They can be any breed/ any ages mix or match if under 8 weeks. They do need to be the same species (6 ducks, 6 chicks, 6 turkeys)

    NO PROCESSING OR NEUTERING OF ANIMALS

    Rabbits and guinea pigs must be completely weaned and minimum of 8 weeks old.
    (this does not apply to other livestock)


    RULES FOR OUT OF STATE VENDORS

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/001/001c206.doc

    VENDORS DO NOT NEED A VENDORS LICENSE UNLESS THE VENDOR BUYS LIVESTOCK, POULTRY OR WATERFOWL TO RE-SELL

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: A legible certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian and approved by the chief livestock official of the state or country of origin stating that the animals are free from signs of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases and containing the following:

    1. An official identification number, or identification satisfactory to the commissioner, for each animal
    2. Age, sex and breed of each animal
    3. The results of any qualifying test
    4. The exact address of consignor (sender) and consignee (receiver).
    5. The expected date of entry

    NH & out of state residents should have a copy of their NPIP form to show that the flocks of origin for their birds were NPIP certified.

    Rule Chapters for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
    01 001 Agriculture General

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/chaps01.htmL
     
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  2. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    I was in the augusta TSC and confirmed the april 28th swap pending weather conditions (snow). also if we get an early spring, we can start sooner. they have had people already asking when we will all be back so that's good!! tentively planning for the last saturday of each month for augusta.
     
  4. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    so who is incubating eggs right now?? and what kinds(future swap info)
    I'm doing sizzles and wyandottes and wyandotte/orp x.
     
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    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    we are working on having an item (or bunch of items) donated for each swap to give away as a prize to vendors or buyers. hopefully this will help to draw in more buyers and sellers. Also if anyone is willing to donate an item for a certain swap date, that would be fantastic (preferable something that doesn't need to be fed)
     
  7. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    I got a call from waterville TSC, they want more info on the chicken swaps- great!!!
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    When are they opening?
     
  9. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    they opened last saturday.

     
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    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Excellent! I'll have to check it out on Saturday.
     
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