ok yall, its only two weeks away, this is a lot of detail I hope you'll all come! All The swap info is as follows and I am making a flyer April 12, 9 AM 3 PM come in as early as 7 or Friday night. Joe Gray Auction Co 14089 Robinson Rd Stony Creek VA 23882 Coffee, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available onsite from the concession stand Its about 10 miles off Rt 95 on rt 40 at the stony creek exit This is a sell and swap meet, I am trying to get vendors of poultry supplies to come in also Other agriculture items and livestock are welcome, the more we can get, the more public interest we get, the more we sell Birds, rabbits, goats, puppies, you name it Feed, supplies, nesting boxes, cages, etc If any of you have been to the big Gilmanor in Ashland, I would like to see it much like that one, and hopefully as big! Fee is as follows: $10 top fee $1 per bird if you only want to bring a few, tops out at $10 (bring 200 birds, still only $10) Sellers 15 and under sell for free. This will be honor system, we do have to pay for the facility, and I am spending a bit of money on advertising. If we want to continue at this location we need to get the participation up!! I have talked to a state representative about importing birds from other states. The rules are as follows. Pullorum free and AI free tested in the past 10 days. If you are NPIP the appropriate paperwork AND recent testing on AI. You should call the state office in Harrisonburg and get an import permit. The number is 540-209-9120 and they can fax the form. When I called and from talking to them this process will not happen within 2 weeks probably. It has to go to a lot of places before the final permit is complete. The vet told me that they are mainly concerned with AI, but the man in charge was quite adamant that the permit and everything else had to be followed closely. I did understand that the permit is good for a year. I did not ask about rules for other livestock such as rabbits. I only spoke with the bird folks. From this information I was rather discouraged that bringing in birds from NC or other states is difficult and I was encouraged by the state vet to say NO IMPORTS with feathers, period. Please call me if you have any questions about this process or what to do 757-267-2171. I hope that you will still try to attend and buy birds of course I have to warn you about importing birds into NC as well. They have their own set of rules.