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WV Spring ChickenStock Sat. April 24 8-12 TSC Martinsburg

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Msbear, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I can't believe we're already planning for the Spring swap! Im betting we'll have an awesome turn out again as chickens are ever growing in popularity in our area and I've already! been hearing chickentalk about this years event.

    Our site: http://wvchickenstock.blogspot.com/
    flyer
    : http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/chxstock.jpg

    When: April 24, 2010 8am - noon
    Where: Tractor Supply Co. parking lot 1212 N. Queen St. Martinsburg

    What to Bring:
    Chicks
    Laying Hens
    Started Pairs and Trios
    Showy Bantams
    Waterfowl
    Gamebirds
    Hatching Eggs (no eating eggs unless you are properly certified)
    Incubators
    Brooders
    Coops
    Waterers/Feeders
    even Bunnies
    Farm/Country Crafts


    Who will be there: This is a Buy/Sell/Trade event and it is open to everyone. It will be organized by BYC members and advertised by us but most of our shoppers and many vendors will be the public.


    All Npip'd West Virginians are good to go! We may have a tester onsite to test birds at 7am. There is usually a small line so you may want to see about this free service beforehand. Out of State folks must have all birds making the voyage tested for (AI) avian influenza no more than 10 days prior to the swap. This is WV state law. MD, VA and PA participators please contact your local Ag. dept for further info. or pm me.

    To keep things more orderly, we will be asking all vendors to check-in. After you set up, please stroll by the check-in desk and sign in. Have any necessary paperwork with you. When you sign in, we'll ask you to give your email as well. This will ad you to our mailing list for upcoming poulty events.

    OK, we have 3 months to prepare [​IMG] This is a great time to start hatching for some started pairs and trios and to look over our flocks for keepers and culls.


    Im going to need some help and Im sure Majestic Farms and Kryptoniteqhs will be all in. If anyone else would like to help (put up flyers.. I will email you the jpeg, work check-in desk, name tags, etc) please post here. If anyone has some other ideas, please post.

    I was also thinking of charging 2-3 dollars for vendors who will be selling more than 5 birds. This will offset some the advertising cost. What do you think? I plan to advertise in the Buyers Guide and Valley Trader.. these are pretty cheap but still cost. I also advertise on Craigslist and was thinking of having the newspaper do a story on us.
     
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  2. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if you can give me some info on getting certified to sell eggs for eating. I've been giving conflicting info.
    Thanks!
     
  3. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    OMG!! 3 months to prepare??
    that means I need to fire up the incubator already?? Its not even Valentines day yet.
    Well, OK.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hey I am already crankin [​IMG] why not join in the fun. I should have pairs and trios of Faverolles if all goes well I should also have hatching eggs and maybe a few started blrw bantams depending on this hatch. I will also probably have chicks.

    Henry
     
  5. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Kat you know me to well I will give it my best effort anyway [​IMG]
     
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  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    That's where I am, Peachick.. Fire that baby up!!

    Hope we can finally meet, Henry [​IMG]

    As for eating eggs, I am not sure of the regulations just know there are some.. and way too many, I am sure. I would suggest you contact the ag. dept. tomorrow and see what you can do. From what I understand, one can only sell eating eggs from the farm and when those eggs make it to a farmer's market or swap, then certain criteria must have been met in order to do so such as (I BELIEVE) ag. dept. agents coming to your home and varifying you have a proper set up and storage [​IMG]

    http://www.wvagriculture.org/

    Here's the state code that dicusses permits and inspection fees
    http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=19&art=10A

    and here's an article in the Journal about a local woman who was affected
    http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/518531.html?nav=5006
     
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  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:Sortof sound backwards, but sell them as hatching eggs, and if someone chooses to eat them its up to them. [​IMG]
     
  9. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    this sounds like fun can we trade adults to ?
     
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Quote:Buy/Sell/Trade Anything and Everything Chicken!!!
     

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