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Tell me about auctions!

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by NewToFarming, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to rehome some roos and I have posted them and did rehome some but still have more to go. What are the pros and cons? Do people who buy from there generally buy for their flock or "other" reasons. I have some really nice looking boys that need homes and there is an auction today but am worried they will be bought for other reasons than for their flock. These are good roos, friendly towards people and would do well with their own flock.
    There is an auction today and I am getting cold feet about taking them there but they can't continue fighting on and off here either!

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I haven't done livestock auctions...I've rehomed a roo through CL, and one here through the BYC auction (have you tried that??). My guess would be that the majority of folks would be looking for stewpot roos, simply because everyone is overflowing in roos. At least on CL or here on BYC, you can stress that you're rehoming as pets only (although that's no guarantee that they won't be eaten) and write about how friendly and wonderful they are. You really can't do that with a live auction. Keep in mind that there are worse things out there than a rooster feeding a family... It's a tough world out there for roosters. [​IMG]
     
  3. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    Quote:I would just take them to the auction, most of the time they are bought for a flock, now and then there are the perves that buy them for fighting them and a few buy them for food, but honestly I am too lazy to take an hour ride to go to the auction here but I wouldnt be too worried about people buying them for other reasons, I imagine it is very much a rarity
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Once you give or sell an animal there is no telling what they may do with it, you have already put some in this situation-

    I take my nasty roos to the chicken swap - when someone can intelligently talk to me about what I have, (Nice silkie- too bad the extra toe isn't evenly spaced- vs- what's that a rabbit-chicken? Your dog is begging! or What's that?!) I conciser selling to them.
     
  5. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have tried on here and on Craigslist. The ones I did rehome are local and I have visitation rights! LOL [​IMG] But yes, it seems there are so many roos out there that need a home. I get so dang attached too! [​IMG]
     
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Look out, you will end up bringing chickens and possibly diseases home! Be sure to quarantine any you buy for month . Many of the chickens, especially roosters are bought by people who resell. They may go to a flock or they may be eaten, but once you take them to the sale, you don't have to feed them any more. I don't know about you, but my feed bill is too high.
     
  7. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! So they actually buy only to resell again? I am having a hard time giving them away! No, I can't get anymore chickens! I have had 17 broodies so far this year and another 3 are thinking about it so I have to keep telling myself no more because I have a bunch of moms with chicks already!!! But glad you mentioned that because I don't want to wear the shoes I where there near the chickens!!!
     
  8. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Yeah, I am at an auction, waiting for it to start. I wear shoes I only use to go to sales, and change my clothes and wash when I go home. ;-)
     
  9. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one doesn't start till 5:00 today..... now to decide who goes and who stays! Wish I could keep them all but that sure doesn't work!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    well I will tell you this, since you have lots of chicks, they will go faster than a grown and known rooster, so if you can part with some of those chicks you will lower your numbers
     

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