FAMILY AFFAIR: Visiting family from Ipswich the Pig and Calf Sale was a first time for these folks. James Cargill, Trissy Rettke, 8, Savannah Clifford-Marsh and Anastasia Longurst, 3,
FAMILY AFFAIR: Visiting family from Ipswich the Pig and Calf Sale was a first time for these folks. James Cargill, Trissy Rettke, 8, Savannah Clifford-Marsh and Anastasia Longurst, 3, Nicole Zurcas

Clucking good bargains make chooks hard to resist

THE chicks were clucking at the saleyards yesterday, making it a tough decision for this Ipswich family to choose a favourite.

Visiting family from Warwick, James Cargill is spending the week in our cosy town and ventured out to the Pig and Calf Sale.

"It's the first time we've been to the saleyards, the children are going crazy over the chickens,” Mr Cargill said.

"Although it's tempting we can't take any of the animals home with us.”

With dogs, cats and chickens already settled at their cousin's house, Mr Cargill said the children could bring something back home to them.

"My cousin put out the offer, if we were to buy a chicken, it can stay at their place,” he said.

Once the auction began and the crowds were bidding, temptation got the best of Mr Cargill who picked up a group of bantam chickens.

"We couldn't say no,” Mr Cargill said.

"Hopefully my cousin has room for six more little chicks.

"The children have been helping collect eggs from my cousin's birds, they're excited to have a chicken of their own.”

Mr Cargill will return to Ipswich after the weekend but can't wait for the next trip back to Warwick.



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