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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:20 am 
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Where are the dandenong auctions?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:44 am 
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From memory on Sinclair rd/ave/st in Dandenong.

IT is not the greatest auction and last report i heard the commission is now 30% there!! I have not confirmed this.

Hang onto your wallet.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:58 am 
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Honk - I agree, there would need to be somethig really special for me to risk bringing it home. I was really mostly checking out for selling excess boys.

I have put a few people onto you that wanted 'real chooks' and put them of the auctions, as posts like yours make me confident they'll get healthy, friendly birds.

I think the evidence is in the fact that the auctioneer at Carribean , never puts his own birds near the birds for sale but right down the other end, big buffer zone, price set .

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:27 pm 
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the Dandenong auction is in Mill street, in Dandenong or Keysborough. i have been there a once, since i was advised that the Dandenong auction still exist but not at that large tin shed that used to stand opposite the train station many many years ago as i can recall back in 1999 when i was back in high school.

i have gone there last year around December to have browsing and saw mostly roosters. however i came across two pekin hens and two rooster together in the auction cage. i wanted to stay a little longer to see how much those lovly birds would bid for. however i had to go to work that day. i saw a lot of rooster, however there were some hens there, mostly young pullets.

i have never stayed that long to see how much the birds auction for. i prefer buying from a private breeders at least i know that they are healthy. i am always worried about bringing sick birds home or end up bringing birds that turn out to be roosters.

i have seen the auctioner at the Carribbean Gardens, i have asked his wife about much the fee they charge for selling the birds. she said that he will charge 25%. i have never seen the auctioners birds actually being sold at Carribbean Gardens at all. i might go there next week and see what is available. i will go the Dandenong auction again another time since they were closed for a couple of weeks after the Christmas break.

so the auctioner sells his birds with set price? hmmm... i never knew that. thanks for letting me know flipacro . i have noticed that his birds are so far away from everyone else's birds. thanks for letting me know in advance. i want to sell my two young oeg x pekin rooster since they are taking up a lot of space. i have advertised on farmstock and well without any success. they both need to go since my pekin rooster isn't having any other rooster in his territory. the little black rooster i have at home he's very friendly since i have handled on occasion. but he needs to go. he's crowing isn't loud its one of those typical oeg bantam rooster crow but a little muffled and hoarse like a croaky sore throat crow. i would love to keep him but i have another batch of chickens on the way soon too.

i will see what happens. if not sell them both off at the Dandenong auction or the Carribbean auction. i have no choice. i don't like the idea of chopping their heads off and having them for dinner.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Only the point of lay pullets that are there on rare occasions are at a set price - as far as i know they are on behalf of one of the egg farms in the hills.

The auctioneer at Carribean brings birds in on behalf of people - not his own birds. He has a trailer set up to bring them in and picks up large qtys from farms.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:09 pm 
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i would like to see some more chicken varieties too. hmmm... i see all those Isa Brown hens which i don't seem to like.

however, i see a lot of roosters and not that many hens at all or even none from what i see. i might try another auction at least i get to see something else. or even better go and find some breeders and buy them instead at least i know what i am buying.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:10 am 
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Tribe of Honk wrote:
Only the point of lay pullets that are there on rare occasions are at a set price - as far as i know they are on behalf of one of the egg farms in the hills.

The auctioneer at Carribean brings birds in on behalf of people - not his own birds. He has a trailer set up to bring them in and picks up large qtys from farms.

Honk


I would believe this I had simply assumed they were his cause he dealt with the sale of them. They are definately placed miles away from the auction birds. I'm not picking on this, I would do the same. I am actually saying that they look worth buying if you do want a standard layer (not sure why anyone would) as they look very healthy, unlike most of the auction layers . . . . scary.

I have picked up a random nice pekin hen, laying, from each market but they go through double the quarantine period and treatments of a bird brought from a club auction/breeeder. I put the eggs the first girl layed in the incubator hoping she had been running with a nice pekin roo, but alas her first 6 eggs hatched silkie x pekins, since then she has made nice pekins with my roo. The second was only on Tues so still in quarantine and eggs not in the incubators.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:18 am 
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sakrava wrote:
i would like to see some more chicken varieties too. hmmm... i see all those Isa Brown hens which i don't seem to like.

however, i see a lot of roosters and not that many hens at all or even none from what i see. i might try another auction at least i get to see something else. or even better go and find some breeders and buy them instead at least i know what i am buying.


There are the occasional rare decent pullets through, and at a bargain, but its nearly all boys and food chickens and definately a larger health risk. Plus you can't be sure sometimes what your getting. I would suggest club auctions and breeders to be well worth it.

Bacchus Marsh Auction is coming up and is one of the best for sure (yes smart give myself more bidding competition)

But really your a BYP member - just tell us what you want in your chooks - and we'll be able to suggest breeds and local breeders to you. What area are you in? What sort of size? How important to you is egg production, colours/pretty markings, noise level, garden damage, personality with small children etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:59 pm 
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These auctions are meat auction like many other.
If you want females you have to go to euroa or nathalia where there are heaps of females.
Euroa for example 100 isa brown pullets 16 weeks + barnie pullets leghorne females and many other breeds. Sellers are breeders. they sell their males in melbourne not the girls.

Most dealers will not buy females as they can not resell them for killing. You will find mosrt birds at these auction end up on the plate.

Mernder is similer but smaller. it is on a monday. There will be ducks muscovys, roosters and s few hens comming down from Albury on the 23rd Feb.
Their fees are reasonable and their auctioneer is quite good.
I have sold birds and sheep thruogh them on many times. They pay cash on the day for the poultry that they sell.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:54 pm 
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auctioneer wrote:
Mernder is similer but smaller. it is on a monday. There will be ducks muscovys, roosters and s few hens comming down from Albury on the 23rd Feb.
Their fees are reasonable and their auctioneer is quite good.
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Mernda is the biggest one closest to melbourne and you will get much better prices there than at the other two. I am talking2-3X the difference.

Mernda does get some better birds including good hens, but the vast majority is meat birds as mentioned.

They do pay on the day, but it can take a while.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:52 pm 
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So is the Dandenong auction still operating on a Tuesday morning?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:52 pm 
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auctioneer wrote:
Mernder is similer but smaller. it is on a monday. There will be ducks muscovys, roosters and s few hens comming down from Albury on the 23rd Feb.
Their fees are reasonable and their auctioneer is quite good.
I have sold birds and sheep thruogh them on many times. They pay cash on the day for the poultry that they sell.

Auctioneer


Mernder was the second auction we went to, about a year ago.
It was such a shock to us in comparison to the first at a poultry club in yarra glen, we turned tail and drove straight home. I would have placed it below dandy & carribean.
However I have also heard that it has substancially cleaned up since. Can anyone confirm?

I've heard great things about Eurora, tried to go last year but stupidly turned up on the Sat not the Sun. Some wonderful woman walking down the road near the showgrounds told us it was the next day, but we could stay at her house if we wanted. And this is with a rotti x ridgeback on the back of the ute. I had plans that night so we didn't, but how ace is Australia!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Kirribindi Farm wrote:
So is the Dandenong auction still operating on a Tuesday morning?

Jacquie


Yes it is, but I noticed a sign out the front of the block last week about future factories for sale on their, so I guess only for a few more months.

Funny Story - Whilst trying to find it for myself I saw posts from you mentioning both Dandy & Carribean. There aren't heaps of females at them, so when I reckonized someone at my first Dandy the other week, I took a guess it might be you and walked up and asked if she was Jacquie. To which she said yes, and we've started chatting away. It wasn't until 1/2 an hour later when asking about some breeds you had advertised and she didn't keep them, that I worked out it wasn't you. Oh well I got a new friend and hopefully new BYP convert too.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:22 pm 
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The (previous?) auctioneer there is a Jacquie. She's bought a lot of my Runners and crosses. She always looked after me and made sure I got a good price for my ducks.

About time I took some of my birds in instead of feeding them.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:07 am 
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Kirribindi Farm wrote:
The (previous?) auctioneer there is a Jacquie. She's bought a lot of my Runners and crosses. She always looked after me and made sure I got a good price for my ducks.

About time I took some of my birds in instead of feeding them.

Jacquie


Its a red headed male now. Was the other Jacquie a very lite blonde?

What are you thinking of taking down?

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