Northeastern Poultry Congress, Jan. 12-13, 08

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Miss Sue, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Miss Sue

    Miss Sue Out Of The Brooder

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    I see that this show is coming up in Springfield, Mass., Jan 12-13. Have any of you been? What's it like?

    We are looking (possibly) to replace two hens that we lost to predators. Is this a good place to do that? Are chickens sold directly to the public at the show? We are very much amateur backyard chicken owners.

    I'm tempted, mainly because I have never been to a big poultry show besides the state fair when I was a kid.

    Here's the web site:

    http://nepoultrycongress.homestead.com/

    Susan
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2008
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I have a BD party to go to and Saturday DD starts swimming lessons!! Figures!! I want to go, too, even though it's about a 4 hour drive. [​IMG]
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Congress is a great place to get new birds. They always have lots for sale and they do sell to the public. I will be showing and selling birds at this show. Definately worth it! Good luck in your search [​IMG]
     
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  4. Miss Sue

    Miss Sue Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, thanks. That sounds great! If the weather holds out, I may try to go.

    Susan
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I wanted to go, but my DH isn't into driving over three hours to see chickens.
     
  6. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went last year for the first time. It's fun and there were a lot more chickens than I had seen at the fairs around my house. I didn't think there were many for sale though. Is there a good time to go to buy? I remember we went on the first day fairly early in the a.m. Are there more for sale later? [​IMG] Jen
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Usually around mid afternoon on Saturday there will be a lot more in the sale area, as the exhibitors have finished preparing their show birds. Also, if you go down on Sunday toward the end of the show, you can get some great deals.
     
  8. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Julie,
    I may go after all, maybe just get there a little later. [​IMG] Jen
     
  9. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I sure wish I could have gone, I really wanted to show my Silkies,
    I know there will be a lot of good silkies.
    I am waiting at home for my Grandbaby to decide to make his grand entrance.
    If labor does not start by Friday they are going to induce.

    :)
     
  10. Miss Sue

    Miss Sue Out Of The Brooder

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    Unless the weather is horrible, I'm hoping to be there tomorrow. Maybe I'll try to make a little BYC pin or something, so we BYC folks can say hello to each other!

    Good luck to all the contestants.

    Susan
     

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