Poultry and SMall Animal Swap meet in Garfield, Arkansas

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by edwardscorp, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. There will be a Poultry and Small Animal Swap meet in Garfield on Saturday, May 5th, and then every first Saturday of the month after that from 8am until noon. NO COST! There are rules, but you can bring your cages and pens with critters and meet like minded people. It will be at the FLYING RF FEED AND SEED store in Garfield less than 1 mile north of the Pea Ridge Battlefield National Military Park. If you need any information, give me a call or text me at 479-616-4345, email me at [email protected] or you can call the feed store directly.

    Here are the rules so far, but this is a new thing for me, so be flexible:

    1. Buy, sell and trade of poultry, rabbits, and small farm animals;
    2. Limit size / weight of animals to less than 150 pounds;
    3. All animals be leashed, caged, penned or otherwise confined;
    4. Sellers limited to roughly 10' x 10' area, no tables or pens provided, must bring your own;
    5. No buyer or seller fees;
    6. Non-animal sale items limited to farm items (cages, tack, feed, etc.);
    7. Like the BOYSCOUTS say: "LEAVE NO TRACE", if you bring it in, you take it out with you. Flying RF Feed store is not charging us to do this, so make sure and take your trash and things home with you, animals included.
    8. My wife and I are CERTIFIED CHICKEN CHECKERS NOW! So according to the USDA and Arkansas Poultry Division, all birds must be checked for Pullorum-Typhoid and associated diseases and have an NPIP test tag. We can take care of this for you, for a small cost, around 35 cents a piece. If your birds are tagged and inspected, a second test is not needed.
    9. Goats and sheep must have a Scapies ear tag. My wife can assist you in this and there is no fee as of this time.

    Before you set up, you must register with me that morning, I'll have a table or something set up to take your info on who you are, your how to get ahold of you, what you got to sale and where you are located. I was advised to do this by an individual that did this in the past and when someones puppies didn't sale or go to other homes, they were ditched there and he ended up having to take and feed them until he found homes for them. I don't want that to happen, so I need your contact information BEFORE you set up.

    In our area, we are not required to get a license or permit, being outside city limits, but we have complied with thte USDA and Arkansas Poultry Division laws and regulations. I figured we would run from 8am to noon or so and would sell simple concessions such as soda, coffee and maybe donuts. We will be on site of the feed store, so let Adam and Brad know how much we appreciate them allowing us to do this and not charge us to buy or sell, so if you need feed, seed, or farm supplies, patronize the store and buy up. BTW, I am friends with Adam, the manager, but have no financial benefit in the feed store, I just buy my feed and raw peanuts from there.

    If you can think of anything else or if you notice that I am forgetting something, feel free to post it here or PM me or email me at [email protected] or call me at 479-616-4345 or call the store directly.

    Hope to see you there!

    Patrick
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by