Michigan Chickenstock 2010 updated 3/13

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Opa, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Great news all. The June 12th date is locked in and it will be at the Delta Mills Park pavillion from 10am-3pm. 6941 Old River Trail, Lansing Click on this link for a map of how to get there.
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=L...42.760098&longitude=-84.64903&geocode=ADDRESS

    Last year's event was a great sucess and I predict that this year's will be even better. It would be nice to have some idea of how many people are planning to attend and Laura our Hillybilly hen has started a thread to keep us informed. Please add your name. I wouldn't be surprised if we have 75+ members attend. When you add in their families it should be a wonderful time.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3435011#p3435011]

    Caycee
    , aka YakLady has volunteered to maintain a food list for this years event. You can click the following link to sign up and see what others are bringing. Based on what was brought last year I am not responsible for the drool on your keyboard.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3429517#p3429517

    Do you have a few birds you'd like to sell? Or maybe you'd like to trade for something you've always wanted. Ooopsy Daisy will be maintaining a list so check it out. Let Carol know what you've got or need.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3432855#p3432855

    Here's a link to the agenda for the day: http://www.mediafire.com/file/hbc2moqdnnb/Chickenstock agenda.pdf

    Kids & Chickenstock Last year quite a few members brought their children and I would like to encourage it again for this year. Our picnic site is isolated from the rest of the park. It lends well to kids and the playground equipment is close enough for you to be able to keep an eye on your kids yet far enough from the sale/trade area and the pavillion for them to not be underfoot. Last year several brought games, and there was a limbo setup and many enjoyed. If anyone has any ideas on things that could be brought or games to be played that would make the event more enjoyable for the kids please speak up. I had though we could have an egg hunt for the smaller kids to find candy filled eggs hidden around the site.

    At last year's event several people donated items to be given away in a drawing. This year Granny has been crocheting like crazy to make an item for the drawing, and Schutz, a fellow BYCer from Indianapolis, has already contacted me offering to donate an item she has made to our event. Granny is going to double what she is making so that we can send something to the Indiana Chickenstock as well. Oopsy Daisy has very generously donated some of her beautiful light brahmas that some lucky person will win. So if any of you have something you have made, or a chicken related item that you would like to add to our Chickenstock "loot" please contact me.

    Granny sure is getting excited about Chickenstock. She has crocheted these two doileys for our drawing. Plus she has also crocheted a dozen roses.

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    I've decided to add a couple of vaccum sealed smoked chickens to our drawing [​IMG]



    NOTE: When you go to any of the above links be sure to go to the very first post to see the current lists.
     
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  2. YakLady

    YakLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! Let me know how I can help.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Jason, aka Hillbilly Rooster mentioned that he'd walk if he had to in order to get to Chickenstock. I figure that only 65472 steps, each way.
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure he can hitch hike!! [​IMG]
     
  5. lighthawk

    lighthawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotcha Sam. Summer is our busiest time of year so I will have to wait and see how our work schedule plays out but I would love to attend. Way things are going though if overtime is offered I will have to wait. Hope to see you there.
    BTW NOBODY picks up hitch hikers anymore. Especially if they are old and mean looking with a grey beard. Trust me I know. [​IMG]
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    To fascilitate keeping everyone informed I intend to continually edit it to add links for additional information and that way we won't have to read all of the previous posts to find information. That being said I could use a couple of volunteers that would be willing to maintain the links I envision. Yak Lady will be handling the food link and I was thinking a list of those planning to attend would be nice. Also a want/sell/trade link might be a great addition.
     
  7. Ooopsy_daisy

    Ooopsy_daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sam,

    I have time to volunteer to keep up one of the links. But are you making them in this thread of starting a new thread for each listing, food, visitors, sell/trade?
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Sam, Me and my brood will be there again. I wouldn't mind manning the grill if'n that is needed. At this point I can promise a case or two of Adult beverages [​IMG] Probably Burgers also.
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Boyd, that sounds great. Watch for the food link to appear then add burgers
     
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    added [​IMG]
     

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