When selling chicks locally how do you meet your buyers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fancie, May 13, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you invite them to your house or do you find a meeting spot. My hubby is very lery about letting people around our house... but I feel like I'm hiding something when I ask to be met somewhere.


    How do you do it?
     
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  2. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I would say it all depends on your town and how you feel. The nearest city is 100 miles from me so I often take birds up there for people. When its people in my own town I still often meet at the post office or food store you have. Most people have to go there anywhos. It all depends on the person for me I do have some that come to my house but 4 dogs over 100 lbs along with a NRA lifer sticker on each truck. I have not had a problem as of yet thank goodness. Do what you and your hubby feel is right for you.
     
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  3. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I bought -- I went to the sellers house and that was fine. I'm selling a chick (roo) tomorrow and we're meeting. Honestly, as both I'm just as comfortable and probably mroe so meeting in a public place. It's not particularly safe feeling for ME to go driving to someone else's house either.
     
  4. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I also buy and have done both with a seller I just let them pick what and where they want to meet at.
     
  5. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They come to my house, but not until I am perfectly comfortable with them AND I make sure they know they can't come in my house or yard until my dogs are put away because they bite.

    I also make sure that they know we have weird hours for being awake, asleep and home and that someone is here almost all of the time.

    It's the truth and I only meet people during the daylight hours and when my husband is home. I'd rather do that than meet someplace where I know no one.

    It's a hard decision. Be careful and make sure you have their names and phone numbers. I have caller ID and make sure I do not take private calls. If I see private call, they have to leave a message. If they email me, then I must talk to them on the phone before I will give out any location information.

    Hope something in this rambling is helpful.
     
  6. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people dont meet at home. You are taking a big biosecurity risk when you allow another "bird" person on your property, especially in your coop or bird area. Just meet at a WalMart parking lot or something similiar. I did this with someone and we had another person stop and ask how much we were selling the birds for! Don't take the risk of giving your birds diseases.[​IMG]
     

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