Saturday, April 1, 2017

Where can I buy and sell my poultry?

Maybe you have a backyard hen that's started crowing. Maybe you want to find a specific breed or just see what's out there. Animal swaps are a good way to buy and sell birds and equipment.

We've posted a detailed list of what to expect at a swap. If you're in Southern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, a great chance to use this knowledge is coming up Saturday, April 15 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI. The Walworth County Fur & Feather Swap supports the 4H and FFA exhibitors at the Walworth County Fair. With only $2 admission and selling spaces starting at $5, it's an inexpensive introduction to this style of buying and selling. 

Keep in mind health papers are required.
In order to sell poultry you must be one of the following: NPIP, Wisconsin Tested Flock,Wisconsin Associate Flock, or have current 90 day test papers.  
Details here.

--Dale, AKA Turkeyman