Forbes’ Annual Poultry Auction Set

The annual poultry auction in Forbes, a town in New South Wales, Australia, gets underway on Sunday (March 26).

Around 1,000 birds are expected in the sixth edition of the auction at the Forbes Showground’s poultry and pigeon pavilion.

“Last year, we had 950 (head of poultry). This year we’ve already got 270 booked in so we’re expecting about 1000,” said Sam Mackay, who is organizing the event along with Jarrad Morrison.

Included in the auction are different breeds, ages and colors of chooks, ducks, turkeys and guinea fowls. It starts at 11 a.m. with the sale of the larger, laying hens. All birds should be on the grounds by 10:30 a.m.

Buyers, who can register during the day of the auction itself, come from all over the state. There is also an increasing interest from Sydney.

Barbecue will be available during the auction that is expected to run over two to three hours.

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