More than likely you wont even know who's selling them. In most cases the auctioneer doesn't even know. The people who hand oyt numbers etc. They would know but I'm not sure if they would tell you? And even if they did give you a name how would you find them? As far as checking the birds out. Before bidding at the auctions I've been to you just have to go a little early and you can walk through and look into boxes crates whatever the animals in but it was always a rule not to open any containers so you couldn't really pick them up and check them out. I do like going to auctions and will sometimes even sell an extra rooster or 2 ( not mean ones though. I always get stuck keeping those bc my kids will claim them as their favs. Luckily the only " mean" rooster we have ecountered is a little OEGB. He acts tough but once you snatch him up and hold him he's fine) anyways. I prefer to buy from breeders. That way I no what I'm getting I can see their exsisting flock etc. If you were to buy at auction I would watch for chicks and keep them quarantined for a good while. But that's just me.I'm glad I asked! How do these things work? Do you get to talk to the owner? Do you get to closely examine the chicken before bidding?
I have herd it's a great place for getting horses! Not sure though you could always go and check it out you don't even have to buy anything good to know whats out there!blblanchard said:I have decided not to go to an auction. Thanks everyone.