Starting up a poultry sale in my community any tips?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Chloe+chickens=LOVE, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    Hi! This year I was thinking about making a local poultry sale. First poultry sale I ever organize. Do you guys have any tips for me? planning to do it in September.
     
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Find a good auctioneer that you trust and is licensed to sell poultry.

    Depending on your state the birds may have to be blood tested before they can be sold. "check into that"

    Some states also require that a vet be onsite for an animal sale. "check into that"

    A good location of course is a must. Preferably in a building in case of rain or wind.

    If you have to rent a building I recommend charging a per person entry fee help cover the costs. $2 per person for example.

    Be sure that people know that the bid is times the number in the cage. $5 bid x 5 birds in the cage = $25. You'd be amazed how many people can't figure that out.

    Also I highly recommend specifying that cages sell with the birds. Selling the birds without the cage drastically effects the price.
     
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  3. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    Thanks for your tips will look into the things you said
     
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  4. Gray Farms

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    Glad to help. If I should think of anything else I'll let you know.
     

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