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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Kaufmann's Backyard Farm

    Kaufmann's Backyard Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    New to BYC and living in Sandy Lake, Pa in Mercer County. Hoping to meet some local backyard farmers. Email me.
     
  2. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, all PA peeps : ) \\

    please read:

    I am moving into western MD for college (Frostburg MD/PA line area) in less than a month. Over the past 2 yrs of having chickens, i have spoiled myself on fresh eggs and do not look foward to eatting store bought again. By the same token, i like helping out local farmers and would be willing to pay more for fresh eggs, milk, etc...Is anyone on here local to that area that i could buy from?

    I would post something on craigslist but craigslist is very scary... you never know what weirdos that may bring. [​IMG]
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saturday small livestock Renninger's auction in Schuylkill Haven might work for you. I think it starts around 5 pm, probably get your chickens in early afternoon. I haven't been there for the auction ( don't' need the temptation!) but that is the general way auctions work in this area. It is very easy to get to from Harrisburg: East 81 to 78 and then north on 61. I am guessing an easy 1 1/2 hours from the river in Harrisburg- all highway.
    Make the hubby happy and stop at Cabella's at Hamburg on the way:)
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'reHISchickens :

    Saturday small livestock Renninger's auction in Schuylkill Haven might work for you. I think it starts around 5 pm, probably get your chickens in early afternoon. I haven't been there for the auction ( don't' need the temptation!) but that is the general way auctions work in this area. It is very easy to get to from Harrisburg: East 81 to 78 and then north on 61. I am guessing an easy 1 1/2 hours from the river in Harrisburg- all highway.
    Make the hubby happy and stop at Cabella's at Hamburg on the way:)

    I didn't realize they had an auction at schuykill haven! This will be closer but I would be coming down through the Pine Grove area down 443. Hmmm....and it is a Saturday!! IS there a website or anything for me to call and check out the details on any requirements?​
     
  5. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took some sleuthing for this. Found it a auctionzip.com ( great site!)
    it's listed under the Gilbertsville Auction and sounds right from what I have heard about it.
    The Auction
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    Renninger's Farmers Market
    Used Merchandise Auction Beginning at 2:00 pm Every Saturday
    Plant's, Eggs & Produce Auction Every Saturday Afternoon at 5:00 pm.
    Small Animal Auction Every Saturday evening at 6: 30 pm.

    New Merchandise Auctions Every Saturday evening at 6:30 pm.

    all of our sales are unique.....

    Produce, Plants & Eggs are accepted between 2:00 pm and 4:45 pm. Selling Commission is 21% (paid out night of sale)

    Animal Sale- We attract a wide variety of small animals from: doves, to goats, as well as domestic, exotic birds and reptiles.

    Animals are accepted beginning at 2:00 pm, unless extreme heat, then they will be accepted at 5:00 pm. Selling Commission is 21%

    My DIL also goes to Lebanon Valley Auction but I don't think that is on a weekend.
     
  6. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for this!!! I am going to try to be there this weekend if all works out! I just rehomed 2 boys tonight to a good home so that makes me happy. They will have their own girls now. I still have many more to go though!!!
     
  7. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I would post some pics of a couple of boys I will need to be taking to the auction in an attempt to rehome. I would rather find them homes instead of taking them to auction so please let me know if interested. They are free!

    Nice little silkie boy about 6 1/2 months old with great foot feathering!
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    This guy here is a silkie/EE mix and I hate to see him go but he actually ended up to be quite big and is too big for alot of my girls. He is a great roo, protective of his girls and very people friendly. Not to mention he is gorgeous too!! [​IMG]
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    This guy isn't too very big but should be the only roo. He does get along with some boys but if he doesn't like one, he sure lets them know. He is also an EE/silkie mix.
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  8. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow u have nice looking boys!
     
  9. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I would love to keep them all but you just can't do that with boys! [​IMG] I even tried a bachelor pen which didn't work either so I would love to find them new homes and I really hate taking them to auction but I just can't keep them all! I hatched a bunch over the winter months and about 3/4 of them were boys!
     
  10. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tractor Supply 725 MANOR RD - DELMONT PA 15626.
    I called it is Sunday 8AM to 1PM.
    I went on Mother's Day, but got there late. They said it was a good turn out earlier, but I don't imagine it is as good as Fayette County.

    It's still 3 1/2 hours for you. I was going to go this month, if I don't see you there I will let you know how it was.
     
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