Went to a swap meet today.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by yotetrapper, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to be good. I had strict orders of no cows, horses, sheep, goats or ducks, and I followed them. I KNEW I didnt need anymore chickens BUT......

    I bought 4 2 week blk silkies, and 6 day old buff orps.

    Also bought 4 roller pigeons and a bunch of irises.
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can't even imagine the damage I would do at a swap meet! congrats on the new arrivals!
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garden Valley, ca
    Last auction I went to I was to sell 100 chickens, 90 hens and 10 roosters. My wife said we needed to cut back some. I sold them, but because of the amount I made on them, I was able to buy 150 twelve to sixteen week old hens and the seller gave me 10 roosters. Still had money left. Needless to say the wife was NOT HAPPY.:thun At least the chicken/bird auction here doesn't auction off other farm animals on the same day. I did see a couple of nice looking steers in the pen for the next week. Wife wouldn't let me go (darn).[​IMG]
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahahahaha at least I'm not THAT bad yet. Too funny!!
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Man, I guess I'm lucky there are no swaps around here. Then I'd be in real trouble.
     
  6. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too I absolutely could not contain myself at a Swap (and that's any kind of swap)

    [​IMG] That is so funny you sold 200 and came back with 150 new ones, plus the roosters.... if I did that my husband would move!

    I love that we all love our chickens [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But if you get a bunch of roosters and a bunch of hens ....
    [​IMG] don't you get a gazillion chicks?
     
  7. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Congrats on your new purchases:) I came home with 13 chickens of various ages so in a matter of a few hours I doubled my flock exactly double as I already had 13 chickens of various ages at home. LOL We almost bought a rabbit also but we no longer have our rabbit pens and will be busy enough building more chicken pens. Right now most of ours are chicks in temporary pens and the poor ducks got kicked out of their pen today and moved to a barn stall. But they seem to be loving the stall and they can make a mess that I can just spray out since the floor is concrete:)
     
  8. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kinds did you buy??
     
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
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    I got 8 Golden Laced Cochin 7 hens and a roo

    I also got some from BYC member,Chanin who uses the screen name, momof3. The ones I got from her are 2 black standard Cochin, 2 Mille Fleur, and 1 blue one. You can see photos of them on "IA here" thread if you want.
     
  10. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I got just a mix of chickens RIR, Barred Rock, some EE'ers and a few silkies. Mostly I bid on those I didn't want another bidder to have. Those are the ones that would be better off if I just bucthered them when I got home. But these will be well fed and cared for. I hate it when someone gets an animal doesn't care for it.
     

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