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Waterville Maine Tractor Supply Flock Swap 5-13-12

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by TayFray!, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is going to be the first Flock swap at the Waterville Maine TSC ever!!! Spring is starting and this is the perfect time to sell sell sell and buy buy buy!
    Sunday May 13, 2012! ~ 8:30am - 2:00pm!
    Bring your rabbits, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, or Other Livestock, as well as fresh eggs, Veggies, crafts, etc. (make sure all sales are legal)
    Things to Remember:
    • Bring lots of cash because you never know what you might find that you want or need!
    • Cardboard Boxes or Cages are hard to come by at these swaps for both buyers and sellers!
    • Tractor Supply is not responsible for any of the sales at the swaps!
    • Make sure all sales are legal!
    • Clean animals sell faster then animals that are dirty and not kept very well (Trust me, you can tell)
    • Make sure all animals are in good health!
    • Poultry does NOT need to be NPIP tested to attend these swaps!
    • Poultry Under 8 weeks Must be sold in lots of 6 or more!

    • Chickens are NOT allowed to be kept in The town of Waterville! City Limits!
    Comment If you are going and what you are bringing or looking for!
    now all the legal mumbo jumbo (thanks bob for sharing)
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    IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH VENDOR TO ABIDE BY STATE OF MAINE LAWS AND REGULATIONS; TO PROVIDE ANY REQUIRED LICENSING, ADEQUATE SHELTER, CAGING, WATER AND FOOD FOR THEIR ANIMALS; & TO CLEAN UP THEIR AREAS WHEN LEAVING.

    Maine State Laws governing the sale of poultry/waterfowl & goats

    Maine State Law:

    MAINE RULES AND REGS ON SALES OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, WATERFOWL, MILK, CHEESE

    http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/ahi/ahisr.html

    5A. ALL SHEEP AND GOATS IN MAINE AND OUT OF STATE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE SCRAPIE TAGS.

    clarification of scrape info:

    all goats or sheep leaving their farm (going to a swap, show, walk around the neighborhood or sale of any kind in or out of state) need to have a scrape number. this number is on a tag or can be tattooed on the animal. tags are free and so is the applicator. the person needs to call Gail at the fed USDA 866-873-2824 and she will send out tags for the farm and the applicator. the tag is a way to trace back to the farm of origin if there is a problem. so if she has a goat that she bought elsewhere and it has a scrape tag, it doesn't need a new tag as long as that tag is still attached to the animal. if the tag come off, she needs to put on her scrape tag. if she goes the tattoo route, ear, thigh, or tail fold.

    5B. birds do not need to be in the NPIP Program. Its great if your birds are Typhoid & Pollorum tested to keep these diseases out of US.

    The only time you need to have tested birds is at a fair/show.

    The only stipulations are that at public events in Maine you have to sell any birds under 8 weeks old in lots of 6, above the 8 weeks, they can go one at a time. Now, from your house or farm you can sell singular birds of any age.

    You must purchase 6 from the one family the chicks are raised in, not 1 bird here, 1 bird there. (I believe its the pecking order and younger chicks could be harmed)

    NO PROCESSING OR NEUTERING OF ANIMALS

    Mammals must be completely weaned and minimum of 8 weeks old.


    RULES FOR OUT OF STATE VENDORS

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/001/001c206.doc

    VENDORS DO NOT NEED A VENDORS LICENSE UNLESS THE VENDOR BUYS LIVESTOCK, POULTRY OR WATERFOWL TO RE-SELL

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: A legible certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian and approved by the chief livestock official of the state or country of origin stating that the animals are free from signs of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases and containing the following:

    1. An official identification number, or identification satisfactory to the commissioner, for each animal
    2. Age, sex and breed of each animal
    3. The results of any qualifying test
    4. The exact address of consignor (sender) and consignee (receiver).
    5. The expected date of entry

    NH & out of state residents should have a copy of their NPIP form to show that the flocks of origin for their birds were NPIP certified.

    Rule Chapters for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
    01 001 Agriculture General

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/chaps01.htmL
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be going, Not sure what I am bringing quite yet! I will most likely be bringing Rabbits, Chickens, and Accessories!
     
  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    farm days for waterville not just chickens.
    an area of the parking lot will be marked off for vendors only. vendors should park starting at the parking lot by the store (row on the right but not at the fence) and lining up in that same row. each vendor gets 2 spots. meaning, pull your vehicle straight through to the first space and the space behind your vehicle is where you set up to sell. for those of you that go to augusta, this is how most vendors there set up. I'll ask tayfray to add this to the first post.
    one additional rule for Waterville, you must tell anyone buying chickens that they are NOT allowed to keep chickens in city limits. hopefully they will have a sign for us. I did question this since the store is not required to post the same sign and they sell chicks as well. that was the only stipulation the city of waterville had for us other than the state laws which already apply.
    swap is a SUNDAY MAY 13th 8:30-2:00
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The 13th is a Friday. Is that the right date?
     
  5. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    the date is wrong, the date is MAY 13, not april

     
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  6. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys, just caught up in all the april swaps and stuff! Just finished making the corrections, etc. If there is anything else I need to change let me know! Thanks!
     
  7. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of Luck with your first swap in Waterville. The first one is always the most exciting.

    bob
     
  8. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There will be a first time ever swap in Lincoln at Aubuchon`s May 5th,more info later.
     
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    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. hoppy

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