Sewandgrow's Second "Almost" Annual Friends of a Feather Poultry Party Turlock, CA May 18, 2014

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by fortyfivefarm, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. fortyfivefarm

    fortyfivefarm Chirping

    Sewandgrow's
    Second "Almost" Annual
    Friends of a Feather Poultry Party
    Turlock, CA
    May 18, 2014

    Come join like-minded poultry lovers and flock together for a day full of feathers, friends and fun!

    Karen aka Sewandgrow is once again opening her home in the Central Valley for a gathering of fellow BYCers and other enthusiasts. There are plans for many fun and informational things to do along with a whole lot of socializing. Festivities include a potluck, raffle (donations welcome), demonstrations and a buy/sell/swap area. Pool area will be open for swimming. Along with the popcorn cart, Karen has added a snowcone maker and cotton candy machine for everyone's munching enjoyment!

    Date: Sunday May 18th
    Time: 11am until ?
    Location: will PM address


    To help with planning, please RSVP to @sewandgrow


    We will continue to update this page & first two posts with information as we get it. Be sure to check back periodically for new details. Please post on this thread or PM @sewandgrow with any questions or suggestions. We can also use this to list birds or items we will have available (see post #2 below).

    Potluck Lunch: Karen will be providing the main meat dish. Everyone is requested to bring a side dish and their drinks. If possible, post what you will be bringing so we can try to have a variety of foods. The list will be updated in post #3 below.

    Raffle: We will be having a raffle with some fantastic prizes. We are asking all those attending to assist with this and please donate items to make the raffle even better and more exciting. For each donated item, you will receive a raffle ticket.

    Prizes so far include:
    1. A mini fodder feeder setup
    2. An outdoor greens box with wire top preplanted with organic pasture mix
    3. A PVC photo box with drapes
    4. A collection of "Chicken" greeting cards
    5. A pair of "Chicken" earrings
    6. Hatching eggs
    7. Rooster-themed Kitchenware
    8. Poultry Waterer Nipples
    9. LOTS MORE TO COME!!!!

    Demonstrations: Several knowledgeable speakers will be giving brief presentations on various topics. If you would like to share information, please let us know.

    On the schedule:
    1. Sprouted grains
    2. Black Soldier Flies
    3. Incubation
    4. Fodder feeders
    5. Dying chicks (with food dye)

    Swap/Sale/Trade/Free: There will be an area set up for swapping, selling, trading and/or "rehoming" of birds or poultry-related items/equipment. We encourage everyone to do presales and make as many arrangements ahead of time as possible. ALL animals MUST be in crates or cages. Be sure to have water dishes for them (& feed). If you are bringing birds, we ask that you either bring a table or a tarp to put underneath them - no contact with the ground. We'd like to leave Karen's yard as poop-free as possible and keep all birds from picking anything up or spreading anything to others. Which leads to bio-security concerns...

    This is not intended to offend anyone or directed at anyone, it is simply to keep all of our birds as safe as we possibly can.

    1. Birds should be monitored for any signs of illness several weeks ahead of time. DO NOT BRING SICK BIRDS or ones that have been sick.
    2. Be sure to check for mites, lice and/or fleas and treat accordingly
    3. Use hand sanitizer BEFORE & AFTER handling birds


    If you plan to sell/swap/buy, bring extra boxes or crates. Bringing your own chairs and tables is recommended.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  2. fortyfivefarm

    fortyfivefarm Chirping

    This post will be reserved for items available. Please use PMs regarding any swaps/trades/sales.

    Sewandgrow
    Hatching eggs

    Fortyfivefarm
    Hatching eggs, chicks, started birds
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  3. fortyfivefarm

    fortyfivefarm Chirping

    This post reserved for potluck items.....

    Main dish (chicken) - sewandgrow

    Potato Salad - fortyfivefarm
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  4. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    I probably have enough tables & chairs if those able to come RSVP to me @sewandgrow if you haven't already.
    I can put plastic runners down on the ground & we can put any birds in the shade. I have lots of shade on the house side of the driveway & away from my birds.
    I am excited about meeting new "Chicken Lovers" & sharing our experiences.
     
  5. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    I am providing the main course which will be some type of chicken dish........LOL
     
  6. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    Last time the kids played in the pool while the grown ups talked "Chicken" so have them come with their swim suits & towels. I hope the weather cooperates & it's nice & warm for swimming.

    My grandkids have been trying out the new Cotton Candy machine & the Snow Cone cart.........even I like snow cones.

    I hope for this to be a good family & friends time.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
  7. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    Hatching eggs in several breeds are available with prior notice...just contact me @sewandgrow
     
  8. CackleJoy

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    How fun!
     
  9. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    Julie & her husband Mike were here the other day & she was wondering if anyone coming to the party would be interested in comparing our own version of Deviled eggs. They are all so different & we all certainly have eggs. If I can get eggs from my son by them maybe I will pickle some quail eggs too. I have a half gallon jug of regular chicken eggs in the frig being pickled now. They take weeks to be ready but the quail eggs just take days. Anyway it would be a fun thing to try other cooks version of deviled eggs. They are always so popular & always gone when I see them at pot lucks.
     
  10. fortyfivefarm

    fortyfivefarm Chirping


    Your extra-tasty deviled eggs on Monday made me think of that. I love trying other people's recipes. They do tend to be the first thing I gravitate towards at a potluck. Yummy.
     

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