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Northwest Georgia Swap day at TSC

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by feathersaloft, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So last weekend I went to a "trade day" at a local Tractor Supply Co.
    When I called, they said it was for local small businesses and homesteaders/farmers to come and set up to sell or trade.

    I loaded up a few spare roosters, some fantail pigeons, and an old hen who was being picked on by everyone.

    Sold the hen and some fantails, and started thinking..."Wonder if the TSC closest to me does this?"
    So I called them :)

    They said they wanted to do one, but didn't know if there was any interest.
    They were specifically looking at doing something in January some time, although they would be glad to work with me or anyone else on a date. Even offered to let just me set up if I wanted, but I think that a larger crowd would be better.

    For those in the area close enough, would you be interested in participating in a swap/sale in Cartersville? It is just a couple miles off of I75.

    What time of year would you think this would work best? Spring? When will you have chicks to sell/trade?
    I would love to have more info to offer TSC as far as negotiating a time that might work for more people.
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't live in GA unfortunately; the trade day sounds fantastic!!!!! I may talk to my TSC to see if they would consider doing something like this--I'm sure there would be a lot of interest in my area. Thanks for the great idea!
     
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  3. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This post is nearly a month old and I just saw it today...but I would certainly be interested in coming...! I was thinking about talking to the TSC store here in Calhoun about the same.
     
  4. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to ask for a date in March, so hopefully we won't freeze while sitting outside.
    Plus that will give me a chance to have baby chicks :)

    I am planning to go to the Trion Livestock auction on Jan 1 at 7pm. So far I haven't brought anything home in my two visits there.
     
  5. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good idea about waiting until march...what do they sell in trion at the auction...
     
  6. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens, ducks, pheasants, turkeys, sheep, goats, sometimes llamas or alpacas.

    Starts at 7 every Friday except Christmas Day
     
  7. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks....might get up there one day soon and check it out. I'm not that far away in gordon county.
     
  8. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are having a bigger than usual sale on the 1st.
    There are a couple of us from Cartersville heading up that night.
     
  9. ericinga

    ericinga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the TSC in Dallas/Hiram have this as well? I have 3 Pure English Orpingtons to sell and it seems selling online isn't working lately. Maybe if people see them they will want to buy.
     
  10. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think any store can choose to do one. But it will take asking them and then networking to get more people there.
    Posting here and to some Facebook groups has to help, once you get a date.
     

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