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Chickens/chicks for sale?

 
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I've been trying to find a local breeder who has nice laying chickens/chicks that live happy lives, preferably in a permaculture style. Anybody out there have any? I'm 1.5 hours east of toronto, peterborough area. I don't need many, just 5-6 hens to start. Willing to drive a little ways for nice birdies.

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Hey there

Did you go the Farm Sales Barn in the Lindsay area? They are always on Saturdays, starting at 730-8 am.

Ask for - Bird seller - near Port Hope - Colbourne area.
Victor
905-355-2562

He has all kinds of exotic birds, rabbits, goats etc. Seemed to be a very nice fellow. He said he has been going to this auction every Saturday for over 10 yrs.
The phone number is for his biz addy, not the Auction !

Cheers and good luck
Max

 
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Max Tanner wrote:Hey there

Did you go the Farm Sales Barn in the Lindsay area? They are always on Saturdays, starting at 730-8 am.

Ask for - Bird seller - near Port Hope - Colbourne area.
Victor
905-355-2562

He has all kinds of exotic birds, rabbits, goats etc. Seemed to be a very nice fellow. He said he has been going to this auction every Saturday for over 10 yrs.
The phone number is for his biz addy, not the Auction !

Cheers and good luck
Max



Hi Max,

No I haven't heard of that place! I'll have to look into it for sure. I had heard by another chicken seller that I shouldnt buy birds at an auction since they are usually "bad" birds people don't want but I'll take a look anyway. Could have just been his perspective.

Thanks very much!!
 
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I agree with the good advice of not buying the birds from an auction.
You can call him before and meet at the sales barn. There are outside booths as well. Or go to his farm directly.
At the sales barn;
There are inside animal sales as well as outside implement sales of all kinds. Go early to register and look at what is there. You can pick up lots of equipment of all sorts for pennies on the dollar.
Always go with an experienced person and listen to the auctioneer and watch the flow of events and staff.
cheers
 
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Max Tanner wrote:I agree with the good advice of not buying the birds from an auction.
You can call him before and meet at the sales barn. There are outside booths as well. Or go to his farm directly.
At the sales barn;
There are inside animal sales as well as outside implement sales of all kinds. Go early to register and look at what is there. You can pick up lots of equipment of all sorts for pennies on the dollar.
Always go with an experienced person and listen to the auctioneer and watch the flow of events and staff.
cheers



Awesome. Good advice Max!! Thanks very much. Does he mind random people calling him asking for chickens LOL?
 
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speaking of chickens for sale,
how much is reasonable for Point of Lay pullets?
and on the same note - if you own a hatchery, put prices on your website! its a real turn off for potential customers if they are not there!
 
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