Join us for a good old-fashioned Chicken Swap
Chicken Swaps May Be Back – But Are Subject to the Avian Influenza Emergency Orders. Right now, We Cannot Hold Chicken Swaps Due to the Emergency Orders from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. If allowed, the Swaps will be held Every Third Saturday – from 9 am to 1 pm. Our 2022 tentative schedule is: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17. Check back for updated information to see if we will be able to hold chicken swaps.
Buy, sell, trade, or browse animals, produce and wares from local community. Think of it as a Farmer’s Market but with live farm animals They are a lot of fun so bring the kids!
FREE admission- including vendors. No need to register.
Q: I’m looking to sell animals. What do I do?
A: Simply show up with your animals, set up shop and sell away. No fees. No hassle. Our swap takes place in the open field behind Wardle Feed and Pet on the south side of Three Acre Lane (42nd Avenue).
Q: I’m looking to buy animals. What do I do?
A: Just show up and buy or browse. In fact, we encourage you to bring the kids or grand kids and enjoy showing them all the farm animals.
Q: What animals are available?
A: Depends on the week. Chicken swaps are like farmer’s markets for animals. People bring in what they have available. You will may see some of the following animals: chicks, pullets, laying hens, ducks, geese, goats, rabbits, quail, pigs, and pets. Swing by and check it out. Wardle Feed also houses all sorts of animals such as goats, chickens, a turkey, rabbits, peacocks, and even a mini-horse and min-donkey. Stop by and say hi – these animals would love to see you and your kids! There is no admission fee to look -but beware – you may really want to buy an animal before you leave!
Q: I’m looking to sell my produce or products. What do I do?
A: Just show up, set up, and sell. It is a great way to publicize your products. There are no fees or registration required.
Q: Any additional tips?
A: The best animals usually sell within the first few hours. So get here early to find the best deals!
Here are some photos of some of our past Farmer’s Market and Chicken Swaps: