Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping you would be all loopy on pain killers spilling all the good beans on here tonight haha
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am a tad loopy, so I am trying to be good, I get into enough trouble when I am not loopy..

    I did post my latest Craigslist adventure on here tonight....

    I will repost it here:


    This is my first story:

    I put an ad on Craigslist to get rid of some roosters, I asked 10 bucks apiece. Unless I know the person and just give them the rooster, I will eat them instead of selling them for 9 bucks. See I am cantankerous.

    A person called and wanted the roosters and was very happy to get them on the phone. They were some of my "toads" which is what I call a CX/ Dixie rainbow crosses. They are huge birds. Really big legs.

    They end up either white with a tad of orange or barred with orange bleed through,
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    Above is a Toad. It is Bert Jr.

    He is my future Chick Daddy. He is not for sale.

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    This picture show you just how big they are.

    I had 3 toads, an EE CLB cross and a CLB. The CLB being the smallest.

    They were told 10 dollars each.

    They came out and got them, They were very pleased with the toads. They were not so pleased with the other two.

    Once I gave them the birds, the woman walks into my coop. I do not like people walking into my coop. I told her nicely there are no more, that's it.


    She says I want a red one. Why they need a red one to eat is beyond me. She says There is a red one!


    She was pointing at my very high quality Partridge Chanticler. I told her that one was not for sale. She argued with me about whether she could buy it. Finally she understood I was not selling him.



    Then the man asks if I have any other chickens, any all white ones. I have some 7-8 month old CX hens, my Toad Mommies. I said yes I have white ones but they are not for sale. He wanted to see them. I said fine and lead them to the breeding pen I keep them in.I opened the nest box on the side of the coop and showed them the birds. I picked an egg out of the nest. They were impressed and wanted to buy one. The rooster or a hen. I had to go through the whole works again. They are not for sale, they are breeding stock.

    Then they asked if I had any birds they had not seen. I pointed to another coop/breeding pen with my trio of Speckled Sussex. They liked them but did not try to buy them.

    I then pointed to my coop with Cream legbars in it. It is a huge covered run and 2 coops. These are my show breeding stock. They were impressed with them. Then they saw I had 2 roosters in there, they wanted to buy one.

    Again I had to explain he was not for sale. It was getting a little old at this point.

    I still had the toad egg in my hand. The woman then said, "do you sell eggs?"

    I said "yes, 3 dollars a dozen I have about 5-6 dozen now for sale".

    They could see all y chickens running around free, so they should know I free range, When I advertised the rooster I put in the ad I use no drugs or medicated feed. You would have thought I poked them with a hot stick. They went completely bat poop crazy over 3 bucks for a dozen eggs!

    We were not going to make any more deals. The guy hands me 3-20s ($60) for the 5 roosters ($50). He asked me if I had change, I said no.

    He said you go house and get change. I told him I doubt I have any change in the house. I never keep cash around and if I do it ends in my DW's purse. She was not home.

    I told him I do not think I have any, you will have to run to town and get change. He said NO you check in the house...

    So I went in and dug up 5 bucks, I had no idea where my wife had the money at. ( I use bank card for everything). So I grabbed 2 dozen eggs and brought them out for the extra 5 dollars I owed him..

    He did not want the eggs $2.50 a dozen was too much. I then said well, lets unload the roosters you go to town and get change and come back if you want the roosters.

    He finally decided the eggs would work for change..

    I promptly marked his phone number as a DO NOT ANSWER. That way I know not to answer if he calls again...
     
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  3. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate when people who buy on CL dont come with proper change. especially if they think they can barter down then not have the right change. I have zero patience for people who are pushy to me when selling things. Usually i dont need the money as bad as they need what I am selling.
     
  4. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and I can't wait to see if Rainbow over CX hen is as pretty as your toads!
     
  5. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    I did a little checking and both riverbank grape and summer are native into Canada . So I have starts here . I did plant some Concords seeds up there . They were still small last fall . I will see how they do . I planted a seedling black raspberry up there . Since the first year they look like a strawberry plant it will survive with snow cover . The real test will be next winter when it has canes .
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Ralph you should have told him he knew the price and should have brought the right amount. And not in 20's.






    Just got back from our monthly 4h meeting. They still plan on poultry.
     
  7. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow. I would not show anybody my other things except for what they were buying or trying to buy from now on. yikes!
     
  8. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope they allow poultry shows. 2 years in a row with no shows could be a death blow to 4H poultry.
     
  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Except for me Cluckies!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Also Ralph... After that I would consider pad locks onthe human doors...
     
  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Except for Holm [​IMG] hahaha!
     

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