Tractor Supply is holding their monthly tailgate sales this month on Saturday at 10AM. Apparently Amenia NY TSC as well as New Milford, CT TSC are doing this on the same day. I guess they didnt check and coordinate. Im sure this will get worked out in coming months.
Here is the ad for Amenia, and I'm looking for the ad for New Milford, but the info is pretty much the same except with a different address:
I will unfortunately not be able to make this month because I have a wedding in NYC on that day, booked for the past year and supposed to be spectacular;-)
I have turkey poults and chicks to sell...various ages, but that will wait for another month or you can contact me directly.
I do love Tractor Supply for the array of stuff there....Im sorry to miss this, but I suggest it for anyone who needs feed and supplies but also wants to maybe pick up a chicken or duck...goat or...who knows?
Please remember people, that if you buy a bird from someone else's farm always isolate if for as long as you can. Everyone has different practices and its very possible to bring dormant diseases into your flock. When animals are moved they are stressed and many chickens carry various dormant diseases that may not show up for weeks. Even if you know the person, its smart to put the chicken(s) aside in a cage for up to 2 weeks. That said, it can be frustrating because many chickens are carriers of diseases that sit dormant for months and maybe only come out in the deepest winter or when there is extreme stress of animal attack or the like. If you consider that these things can be on people's feet and tires of their cars when they go to the feed store, as well as carried by birds and wild animals, its safe to say that most of the big bad diseases that will effect your flock are already around. But that doesn't mean not to be prudent and not to look for obvious signs of illness. This would be raspy breathing, bubbly eyes, white stuff in the mouth or corners of the mouth, runny nose even if clear stuff, swollen eyes, even a little...also always hold any chicken you are buying and try to assess weight and if the seem to be thriving; (this is less apparent for pullets that tend to be bony and lanky.) Check also for mites and lice!! always!!
Enough warnings...its enjoyable and nice to talk to different breeders and see different breeds evne if you dont buy.
As in last year, Amenia's tailgates are much more established than New Milford's and the word needs to be spread about these for sellers as well as buyers if New Milford is to build their sale up.
Enjoy...remember that I will not be there but feel free to email me direct with any questions about this and with what you may be looking for.