*** a special thank you to Chickflick for helping!! *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NiftyChicken is graciously donating two six-month Golden Feather Memberships to our event! We'll decide later if they will be game prizes or raffle items. Thanks, Nifty!! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT II:[/b] Freebie is generously offering a free dozen BAx BA or EE or CM hatching eggs to the person that has the closest guess to how many folks will be attending Chickenstock! When you stop to pick up your nametag, you can also put your guess on a sheet of paper; whoever guesses the closest to the number of attendees receives the prize! We'll cut off guessing after lunch. THANKS SO MUCH, FREEBIE! What a generous offer!! What: Meet/Greet/Swap/Sell/Potluck When: Saturday, August 1,10:00 a.m. - ? (park closes at dusk) Where: Delta Mills Park in Delta Township (Lansing), 7001 Old River Trail 1 ½ miles N. on Canal off Saginaw, and ½ mile E. on Old River Trail (park amenities: Picnic shelter, playground equipment [new in 1999], fishing, canoe launch, nature trail, basketball court, 2 softball fields [#2 is not fenced], 2 tennis courts, 1 volleyball court [on grass], horseshoe pits, restrooms, and drinking water ) - Our pavillion is by the small park, not the huge blue one What can you bring to swap or sell? Chickens, hatching eggs, other poultry, supplies, crafts For those bringing poultry, please make sure to bring a tarp for caged birds, or bring a folding table (no contact with the ground). We want to keep the ground clean and keep the birds from picking up anything off the ground to carry home. All birds should be checked several weeks ahead of time for evidence of mites/lice, and treated appropriately. (Our intention is not to offend we just want this to be as clean as possible for all involved.) If you plan to swap/buy, bring extra boxes or crates. (well try to bring a few extra boxes.). Also, we recommend that you bring a bottle of hand sanitizer for use between handling birds again, just a safety precaution. If youd like to list what you may have (or plan to have) for sale or swap, Ill update the original post with that information in this thread as well. I will supply name tags; please check with me upon arrival. Potluck: Ill bring a large folding table for potluck items. If folks would either PM me or post in this thread what you can bring for the potluck, Ill update this original post with the info. so that we dont have to scroll through the MANY posts Im SURE well get. If there are grills available, or if someone can volunteer to bring one, Ill bring hot dogs and buns. What to do next: Just post whether or not you plan to attend, list what you may have to swap/sell (if anything please come to socialize if you do not plan on swapping or selling) and post what you can bring for the potluck. Feel free to PM or e-mail me if you have comments/suggestions/questions. OH! Ill bring a digital camera so we can get some nice photos to post on BYC after the Meet/Greet/Swap/Sell/potluck!! Gift exchange: For those wishing to participate, well be having a gift swap. Please bring an inexpensive (let's say, $10 or less), wrapped poultry-related item; well put it in a bin, and everyone that brings a gift chooses one to take home when they leave. Potluck Items: Wynette - hot dogs/buns Vicki2x2 - condiments for the hot dogs Citalk2much - paper plates, plasticwear, napkins Boyd - charcoal, hamburgers, buns, DW's awesome macaroni salad Heidi - fruit salad, chocolate chip cookies LauraSBale - watermelon and dessert Bluemoon - cous cous salad Freebie - Snickers salad babszoo - chicken cake hillbillyhen - lemonade and ice tea and cups - and horseshoes! Opa - 2 folding tables, 12 smoked chickens, potato salad, baked beans (YOWZA!) playeryaj - eggrolls pumpkin pie....was that you, Zephyrcreek? chickpea salad and maybe GF chocolate zucchini bread or GF pumpkin pie - frankenchick veggie dish - abbypeaches grape salad & peanut butter cake - brewster's roosters chips/finger food - shelleyb1969 pasta salad - DottieMarie veggie & pasta salad - briana1975 fruit salad & choco chip cookies - Heidi Lovemychicklets - cheesy potatoes The Chicken Lady - sweet and sour meatballs and a barrel of mega dill pickles Attendees: Wynette (and DH) Chickflick Boyd Citalk2much (and son and hopefully daughter) Heidi (and DH) Opa (and Hope and Granny) Steve and DW (possibly - Steve will let us know later) Freebie (plus DH, hopefully) Hotwings The Chicken Lady (hopefully!!) MichiganWoods (and fam) Bluemoon420 (and DD, and hopefully DH) twinwillows1215 Vicki2X2 LauraSBale & DDs Produck (and DW - hopefully!!!) KrisRose Chicklips & DH Montcapu (tentative) Hillbillyhen & DH Brkuk (tentative) 19Sarah90 Briana1975 (tentative) Hillbillyrooster (DW & 2 kids) babszoo Mrschickendad & chickendad playeryaj Wyliefarms + 5 kids Zephyrcreek DottieMarie RIRJen + 2 frankenchick, DH, +3 LoveMyChicklets, DH, +2 Hillbilly Rooster, DW, +1 rachelj07 + 1 Shelleyb1969 Abbypeaches + 3 brewster's roosters & DW DottieMarie +1 briana1875 +3 WANTED: Orpington (buff or any color), Welsummer, or Barred Rock chicks - Freebie Looking for quality bantam cochin cockerel in Mille Fleur, Buff Columbian, or mottled - MrsChickendad WILL HAVE FOR SALE/TRADE: Mutt eggs (BA x BA, EE, Cuckoo Marans) - Freebie Ameraucana cockerels (blue wheaten, buff), Lemon Blue bantam cochin cockerel, Blue bantam cochin cockerels (3), bantam blue orpington pullet - MrsChickendad I will have available hatching eggs and chicks in the following breeds: Welsummers, BLRW, Serama's and possibly SLW. Also have young welsummer and serama roosters available cheap! PM for details! - Vicki2X2 Turkey poults possibly - Royal Palm - babszoo DE, $2 for the first lb. and $1 for each lb. thereafter - 19sarah90 Delaware chicks - hatch date 7/13/09 have been selected for layers. Excess roos will be ready to butcher at around 16 weeks. Dixie Rainbows (Meaties) - 6/1/09 or 7/13/09 hatches. Ready to butcher in 10-12 weeks. Pullets also make very good layers. I will also have some colored range birds ready to butcher. Javas - I may have an excess Roo or 2. Broad Breasted White Turkey - Hatched 5/20/09 It will not be long before they will be ready for the dinner table, or stick them in the freezer for Thanksgiving! - zephyrcreek Bantam vorwerk pair ($20). Chicken pincushions, made by Granny! (free) - Opa I'm looking for speckled sussex roos for a friend of mine...we're looking for 2-3 of them and pied guinea. (anything but pearl). I am looking for some standard blue cochins. - RIRJen 3 rouen ducks - LauraSBale one Rhode Island Red pullet, and [possibly] Silkie chicks to sell - Shelleyb1969 FOLKS OFFERING RIDES: Boyd - coming from just SW of Flint Freebie - I will be able to fit 1-3 more in my van, if anyone wants to come from the Van Buren/Kalamazoo County area. I will be driving past Battle Creek and Marshall too. I will have to mapquest to see what else is on the way. I think we pass by a sign that says Eaton County too.