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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Hi all,
Just wondering what the Bendigo poultry auctions are like as we have never been. What type of auction is it and what is the buying crowd like?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:50 am 
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Its a normal auction with an auctioneer.Can be too many birds or not enough.
They have 3 sections starts of with young stock these have to be in boxes.Then they move on to bits and pieces eg eggs,plants they then start on the big pens around 1pm.
It is usually very well represented by the meat buyers so if you dont like this then dont go.Prices can be good sometimes very good or shocking like every auction.
If you know what you are looking at then you can pick up some very good birds.As many breeders send there birds there.
You either like Bendigo or not I personally like it but it is a long day and if you are selling then you need to be there early as first in best dressed. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Thanks for your reply.
It's good to be informed about the "type" of sale it is. Would like our chickens to live out their lives in peace and happiness. We just have too many. They are all well and still young so would prefer that they didn't end up on someone's dinner plate. I know that in the past we have bought birds at auctions and although they seemed well often they just "fell off the perch" not too soon after. I guess they were just old! Will have to find out if you can tell how old chickens are!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:24 am 
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From the main Vic sales/auction thread ( viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7955359):

cackles wrote:
Bendigo Poultry Auction Dates for 2012

  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 3rd
  • April 14th (a week later because of Easter)
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st
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