Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmers Market JUNE 16th 2012 SHARPSBURG, MD 8-2pm **SHOW CLINIC**

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Msbear, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    The Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmer's Market
    will be held on Sat. June 16th from 8-2pm at

    Green Hill Farm
    5329 Mondell Rd.
    Sharpsburg, MD. 21782


    Our website:


    Along with a huge sales area, we'll have a Show Clinic designed to teach newbies the ropes of poultry exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere. There will also be a Coop Tour featuring poultry housing designed and built by area craftsmen. Bring the entire family. The volunteer fire dept. will be here running the concession stand. All proceeds go to support the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival in September. There will be pony rides and a moon bounce for the kiddies and plenty to see and do. Camping is free. Come the day before to avoid that big drive early in the morning.

    THE LIST -an ongoing compilation of stuff we got [​IMG]

    laying boxes
    horse tack
    barnwood birdhouses and flower boxes
    bantam cochins
    white homing pigeons
    olive eggers
    black rosecombs
    nesting boxes
    COOPS, COOPS and MORE COOPS (large and small)
    woodworking crafts like tool boxes, vintage look cupboards, and end tables (beautiful, high quality stuff for reasonable prices)
    bat houses and planters
    ladybug houses, butterfly houses, bird houses
    rabbit hutches
    call ducklings ( chocolate ,buff/khaki mixes and pastel/chocolate mixes.
    trio of sq khaki call ducks 1 yr olds 2011 hatches they are laying.
    buff brahma quad (1 cockerel and 4 pullets) hatched this spring.
    1 white pure am chick

    chicks & started~
    Lav AMs.
    Blue Jersey Giants(Blue/Black/Splash)
    Olive Eggers
    Easter Eggers
    SQ Black Javas
    Auburn Javas

    blue laced red wyandotte hens
    mixed layers of huge eggs at point of lay
    brahmas (lights and darks)
    farm fresh eggs
    heritage breed turkeys (bourbon reds, royal palms and bronze)
    goat soap and lotion
    artisan goat cheese from Obergood
    Wheaten/Blue Wheaten ameraucanas
    silkied fainting goats
    blue marans
    black copper marans
    peafowl (yearlings and chicks in lots of fun colors)
    black mottled bantam cochins
    exhibition quality buff laced polish
    breeder quality tolbunt polish
    white crested black polish juveniles
    artwork (hand painted signs)
    vegetable and flower plants
    homemade glycerin soaps
    alpine milking goats
    call ducks (lots of neat colors like chocolate, buff and fawn)
    red and golden pheasants
    splash and blue silkies
    blue polish
    white mallards
    more call ducks in many different colors
    game birds - chukar, bob white and ringneck pheasant -A $10 Game bird husbandry permit must be obtained within 48 hours of purchasing these wild typed birds!!
    Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets - 12wks. old.
    2 - Blue Laced Red Splash pullets.
    2 or more Buff Orpington/ Wyandotte chicks - 4 wks. old -- and these babies will lay huge eggs. They don't even fit in a egg carton !
    Buff Orpington chicks

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]beautiful hanging baskets
    silver laced brahmas
    buff laced brahmas -both very rare
    birchen moderns
    sebastopol goslings
    sumatra - exhibition quality lines
    baked sale
    jams and jellies
    fresh herbs
    rhode island red bantams
    trio of partridge rock bantams
    two pair of blue cochin bantams
    trio of japanese bantams
    old english game bantams
    silver pencil rock bantams
    trio of LF blue cornish
    LF rhode island red
    buff orpingtons
    silver laced wyandottes
    black australorps
    black and red sexlinks
    1 BQ/SQ partridge silkie pair... November 2011 hatch
    Partridge and Blue Partridge silkie youngsters
    2 BQ Black rosecomb pairs (have been in the breeding pens so they aren't in condition)
    1 BQ Blue silkie cockerel
    A quad of largefowl buff orpingtons (2 Hens, 1 cock, 1 pullet/hen hens have amzing show records such as 2010 Jr Best in Show at Frederick, MD/ also many Jr Class Champion titles)... Trio is 2 years old and pullet is 2011 hatch
    Largefowl Silver laced wyndotte hen and white leghorn hen... 2 years old and still lay
    2 Largefowl Blue Cochin Youngsters (one pullet and one cockerel)
    3 Largefowl Black Cochin Youngsters (one pullet and two cockerels)
    2 Largefowl cubalaya cockerels (black breasted red and a blue red)
    5+ Largefowl Barred Rock Cockerels
    licensed massage therapist will be setting up... farmer's need relaxation too!!
    holland lops, mini rex, n. dwarf, new zealand, jersey wooly, lion head,
    along with rabbit cages, hutches, play yards brooders,
    veggie and flower plants

    homemade cookies, baked bread and fresh garden veggies
    silkies and americanas
    white rocks and mix breeeds

    3 Lav Orp pullets (10 months old)
    - 1 black Mottled bantam Cochin rooster
    - 1 calico bantam Cochin rooster
    - 1 chocolate bantam Orp cockerel (4 months old) - I may bring 2, but not sure yet.
    - 1 pair of blue LF Cochins
    barred rocks, easter eggers, blue laced wyandottes
    silver laced wyandottes, white rocks, lavender d'uccles
    lady amhurst pheasants, peafowl
    LOTS of bourbon red turkey poults
    seramas, blue swedish ducks

    Show Quality pairs/trios/flocks for the Silent Auction (all proceeds benefit the MSPFA)

    Blue Jersey Giants (splash roo over black hens)
    chocolate and pastel x chocolate call ducklings
    BBQ chicken and other goodies - thanks to the Sharpsburg Vol. Fire Dept. and friends

    **if you see the same item twice, that's because multiple vendors are bringing the same thing**

    Vendors: Show/Fair rules apply. Please refer to the website for more information on rules and regs regarding the sale of live animals. There will be a testing clinic at GHF the weekend before which is free to Maryland residents. Vendors will be charged a $10 fee to setup. This fee helps to go toward advertising/porto potties/childrens activities and other expenses.

    Here's the link to our flyer.
    Give us a hand by posting it in your local feed store. It looks fantastic on photo paper but can still be printed as a "fast draft" to conserve ink.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  2. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    Erin, Glad to see you doing this again! If all works out you can count me in![​IMG]
  3. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Eastern Panhandle WV
    Could you update the FB page and we can share from there too?
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    on it.

    Paul Gilroy has replied that he'll judge the Show Clinic.

    We're also going to do lots of fundraising for the MSPFA The Maryland State Poultry Fanciers Association is needing some funds to help go toward the Show in Frederick this fall and I though a fun way to help would be a Chinese raffle/auction of some sort. Maybe we can all donate some fun chicken related items or things that would sell like small kitchen appliances, antiques, maybe a quilt that Grammy can make, etc. ALL proceeds would go straight to the club. Put your thinking combs on [​IMG]
  5. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    If we are still here we will be there.
    I have some nice blrw hens for sale (Blue Poultry lines) These hens are 1.3 years old. Laying great. I sold 2 sets of quads so I have no roosters ,but if someone was looking for some nice hens to add for breeding I have some. (can see what I have at HTTP:// )
    We are selling out of the blrws.
    Glad to see you got a thread up and going!
  6. Resolute

    Resolute Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2011
    I'll have to keep an eye on what's going to be there. We might be able to start our flock by that time. And it's not too far away from us!
  7. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Hey Erin,
    I will have Buff Brahmas (pullets)
    Auburn Java chicks
    BLRW chicks
    Blue Jersey Giant chicks
    Pending Hatch BCM's
    EE/OE chicks
    If not sold my breeder flock of Auburn Javas
    We have chose to go with SQ blk Javas and work with them
    We may have the last 3 Wishard Bronze Turkey Breeders too.
    I may or my not have Call ducklings and turkey poults too.
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    [​IMG] I won't be able to do more than swing by that morning and say hello to my buddies. As Erin knows, this is the same Saturday that Heart Strings Animal Rehoming and Rescue has their annual picnic. I didn't want to miss out on Erin's first swap, so I missed the reunion picnic. I am going to go every other year if Erin keeps the third Saturday in June as her swap date. I bust my buns every year trying to rescue, save, rehabilitate, foster, transport, rehome dogs in need. The picnic is like reward day for all of our efforts. We invite all of the families we have adopted animals to to reunite with us one day a year to see the success stories.
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Sorry Tammy. I have a difficult enough time remembering to feed my toddlers (not a joke) there is so much going on in my life right now. Life is nuts. I am glad you'll at least be able to stop in and say hi. Remind me next spring around March (when I begin advertising) and I'll move the date.

    I wanted to show off some pics of the new chicken barn here at Msbearland. It's to accommodate the cochin craziness I got going on here... meanwhile, I have chicks coming out of my ears and birds crammed together. Life has been crazy and I hope we'll be able to finish before the swap. I've got super garden plowed into rows and nothing in it.. We're still building coops for customers and I picked up some side work designing websites for a few small companies and maintaining them as well as two other non-profit websites on my "spare time." I'm also doing farmers markets in VA for a friend of mine who sells goat cheese every Saturday. Head is spinning....I guess I'll go sling out some PB&J's and get back to work ahhaahahahah

  10. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Looking good Erin![​IMG]
    Can't wait to see it. It has been crazy here too.
    Seem like just when you think your getting ahead and a brake is so close you can taste it,then BAM something else happens and we take a few steps back.
    I may take a year off next year and just do a few shows and really work o. The breeds we are keeping for sure.
    I had to stop egg orders as all the slw are broody( we were only selling cockerels anyway) 2 blrw's are broody and a turkey hen do to hatch any day and last but not least is one of my jg's is broody. I gave up and gave her eggs to set . I got out numbered by broodies.
    Sad thing is the one breed I want to go broody so they will hatch eggs are my call ducks.
    Hope the chocolate girls do they have a well defined nest so I moved eggs from all of them in there hope it makes one set![​IMG]
    Hey I know your looking for a welsummer rooster I have 21 nice eggs in bator you more then welcome to have a cockerel that hatches from them.
    ( pending hatch) as my luck the ones I really want always hatch more cockerels then pullets!
    They are do before your swap.

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