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1 Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:28 am

BriarwoodPoultry

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Greenfire Alberta Group Order - looking for 2 more participants to share costs!

GREENFIRE ORDER INFORMATION!

We are willing to go in on an order of chicks from Greenfire Farms in the USA. Ship dates are April 1 & April 8. We will pick up from across the border just south of Lethbridge on whichever date is assigned to us.

Fees will be as follows:

$125 USD for paperwork & vet inspection, to be split among everyone who participates

$35USD/box of 18 chicks, orders larger will be charged $35 for every additional 18 chicks.

$50 CAD PER PERSON for delivery to Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton or other destinations on the main route ONLY between Lethbridge and Edmonton. Chicks must be picked up promptly. We can meet on main routes for you to pick up your chicks. Keep in mind this is a 16 hour drive for us, round trip, possibly a night in a hotel depending on time of day the chicks arrive, we don't want them siting in the post office longer then necessary.

**TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.... we MUST have at LEAST 4 people in on the order.... ALL costs/fees MUST be paid PRIOR to us placing the order, by email transfer or paypal ONLY. We will NOT ship chicks from Greenfire once they reach the Canadian side.**

Available breeds are:
Pricing in USD
white and blue bresse $29/$49 unsexed chicks
isbar $99 unsexed chick
cream legbar $59/pullets $29/cockerels
bielefelder $59/pullets $29/cockerels
swedish flower hen $19 unsexed
sulmatlers $49 unsexed chick
rhodebars $49/pullets $19/cockerels
alsteirer $99 unsexed chick
silver spitzhauben $99 unsexed chick
Swedish black $199 unsexed chick
marsh daisy $99 unsexed chick
black copper Marans $49 unsexed chick
silver and blue laced double barnevelder $99/$79 unsexed chick


PLEASE! If you are interested in going in on an order, email me: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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2 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:31 am

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If you do a trip again in 2015, I may be interested.

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3 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:22 pm

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There are breeders in canada that have some of them breeds   also
But I have to ask WHy would someone pay 99.00 for silver spitzhauben $99 unsexed chick
Or black copper Marans $49 unsexed chick
I guess if people want to that is their buisness but There are Canadian breeders with them
Not looking for a debate just asking a questiion

It seems their website is down I keep getting 403 forbiden
Even from the News letter I get from them I cant get to the website

4 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:39 pm

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I'd love to find a Canadian breeder of the silver double laced Barnevelders. If anyone knows one, I'd love to be pointed in the right direction!

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5 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:55 pm

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Hopefully me for next year authentic!

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6 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:27 pm

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smokyriver wrote:Hopefully me for next year authentic!

Sign me up!

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7 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:09 pm

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I think it's a good opportunity to bring in some new blood. I'm willing to pay higher prices for quality stock.

8 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:54 am

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I am still so shocked at what the price tag is on some of these birds, and I agree with you Appway. I am not looking for an argument either. But ya, I'm sure there are Canadian breeders of some of what is coming across. Probably shouldn't even bother posting this but am anyways. Guess some people just want to have these birds that are not available in Canada in Canada. I am so up in the air with this post. have an awesome day, CynthiaM.

9 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:46 am

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I think the key here is to order the specific breeds that are NOT easily available in Canada and to find the others locally.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Briarwood and Triple F (I think) offering some of those rarer birds to Canadians next year or the year after.

10 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:50 am

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The only problem I see with bringing in the rarer and designer breeds is actually finding someone else in Canada who has them and theirs are not GreenFire lines too.

11 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:22 am

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I don't think briarwood posted this to get our comments on why we should or shouldn't import from Greenfire, she is simply asking if anyone else wants to order with her and she will help with transport.


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12 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:35 am

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Hidden River wrote:I don't think briarwood posted this to get our comments on why we should or shouldn't import from Greenfire, she is simply asking if anyone else wants to order with her and she will help with transport.

Yep!

It's an offer to help bring birds up into Canada. You can take it or leave it, just putting it out there. We often whine and complain that there isn't xyz breed in Canada, or it's so hard to get birds here, etc etc. This is a chance for those who are interested to have it cost less and become a lot more convenient. However, as this has been the response I don't think I'm interested in catering to the needs of others on this. We will go ahead with our order as planned, because we see the value in importing new bloodlines OF breeds that are already IN Canada, as well as the fun of importing new breeds as well. Greenfire has added to their lines from overseas of a few breeds already in Canada.

A bit disappointed in some of the responses, to say the least.

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13 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:47 am

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Authentic, you can make the Silver double laced Barnevelders very easily yourself and there are a ton of breeders that have made them in the USA and people working on them in Canada. Most off those breeders are not running their poultry hobby as a business and do not advertise or are online a bunch.
Greenfire is owned by a group of laywers that advertise really well, but they have not been breeding those birds very long. Not to say you won't get quality, but you will have to buy many in order to end up with something you can actually sustain. And at those prices that is pretty difficult to justify doing that.
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14 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:49 am

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Hope you can find people to go in with you as it is a opportunity for some of the breeds that are not here in Canada
That was a Good offer You made and I am sure all people like to save money
Sorry if my Post upset you and if Jamie wants it deleted I will
That is why I dont like to post on here
Gook luck with the birds you are getting
Joe

15 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:49 am

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Hidden, you could close this thread. Smile

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16 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:51 am

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Briarwood, I think it is great that you're importing new lines and are offering the opportunity to others. Super generous! I am just not ready to take advantage of it this year. Hope you do another run next year!

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17 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:53 am

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No Joe I'm not mad at your post, yes you can get black copper marans for less then $49 within Canada. I'm just tired of the stagnant Canadian BCM blood. It's hard to find breeders in the USA that have both quality stock and the willingness to import to Canada. That's all Smile

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18 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:53 am

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Piet wrote:Authentic, you can make the Silver double laced Barnevelders very easily yourself and there are a ton of breeders that have made them in the USA and people working on them in Canada. Most off those breeders are not running their poultry hobby as a business and do not advertise or are online a bunch.
Greenfire is owned by a group of laywers that advertise really well, but they have not been breeding those birds very long. Not to say you won't get quality, but you will have to buy many in order to end up with something you can actually sustain. And at those prices that is pretty difficult to justify doing that.
Piet

That was my thought as well - I would need so many of them to make a decent go of it, it's just not doable for me by April 1/8th. It would have to be something I save up for.

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19 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:57 am

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[quote="authenticfarm]That was my thought as well - I would need so many of them to make a decent go of it, it's just not doable for me by April 1/8th. It would have to be something I save up for.[/quote]

 Razz  Or...talk to Briarwood and find out if she is planning to start a breeding population of this variety!

20 Re: Alberta Greenfire Order on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:58 am

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Or make my own, like Piet said. I happen to know a guy with nice Barnevelders ... Wink

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