I Went to the Livestock Auction and This is What I Bought

We decided to start making a "Day In The Life" series. We're starting with buying chickens at the livestock auction with Former Green Beret "Coop" from Phalanx Concealment. Coop and I are both relatively new to Tennessee and have been prepping and homesteading our properties for about a year now. Let us know what you think.
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  1. Roof American

    Roof American

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Peacocks are the best guard/ early warning animals known to man. Nobody gets near your place without them alerting. Noisy as hell.

    • Kevin Short Studio

      Kevin Short Studio

      7 цагийн өмнө

      @9b8 well said!

    • Randall Berry

      Randall Berry

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      @Vigilance Elite Don't do it man. They alert on everything. Guinee is the same way. Annoying as hell. You will shoot them if you get um 🤣🤣😂😎 Get a dog from Mike instead.

    • Roof American

      Roof American

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      @9b8 Ducks are hilarious animals, so much personality they can be messy but crap is just something you have to deal with I guess.

    • Roof American

      Roof American

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      @9b8 not what I’m talking about but I know what you mean too. Shawn worked for the government no?

    • 9b8


      8 өдрийн өмнө

      @Roof American Oh, well you can usually pick out those kind. Fancy automatic gates and a new mercedes benz every 3 years among other nonsense...I know what you mean. Ranch life is about real living, getting in and out of your truck, not being pampered.

  2. This Guy

    This Guy

    16 цагийн өмнө

    It makes me happy to see you out with a lot of people man. I understand how rough this can be!

  3. tasteel71


    18 цагийн өмнө

    Been by there 1000 times 🤣👍

  4. curtis m

    curtis m

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I've been there for auction. Lewisburg, KY. I hate that town lol.

  5. Jennifer Haasch

    Jennifer Haasch

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    My wife and I got a few Pitbulls from the the kill shelters over the years and turned out to be the greatest animals ever! They don't mess with the cats or fowl, run the foxes and coyotes off. Win Win!

  6. dopeheathen


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I fuckin love auctions!

  7. Randall Berry

    Randall Berry

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Do not ever get a Peacock or Guinee. Get a dog instead.

  8. Dave Larson

    Dave Larson

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Drive by there daily but never went to the auction

  9. michael robbins

    michael robbins

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Balance in all things! Wired dude.. mini goats that pass out when challenged! Great balance!

  10. Jared Smith

    Jared Smith

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks for the upload, this was really cool to watch.

  11. David Waggoner

    David Waggoner

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Your gonna need some bib overalls so you blend into the crowd... rural camouflage! 😂

  12. jarin wilson

    jarin wilson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Shawn needs a quarter horse...make that 2, one for the wife. If you go that route, make damn sure they get good alfalfa hay.

  13. Concerned Citizen

    Concerned Citizen

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I was at one years ago in Colorado and it was really cool to see and attend.

  14. James Majors

    James Majors

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I love the vlog/ homesteader content

  15. ElectricTN


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Love Lewisburg, beautiful place! I just recently move from Chapel Hill and man I miss it! Good shit

  16. Robert Moore

    Robert Moore

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Be careful some poeple will.lie to you at the auctions not all but a lot

  17. Robert Moore

    Robert Moore

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Look and listen for coughing.and sneezing and wheezing in any animals at the auctions. Resperatery issues .

  18. Military Style Watch & Long Lost Gems

    Military Style Watch & Long Lost Gems

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Excellent as ever a good sense of humour make a good asset

  19. Rick Grimes

    Rick Grimes

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    For some reason it seem like a good idea to go a livestock auction

  20. Northwoods Peach Tree

    Northwoods Peach Tree

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    That is awesome I bought all my ccw gear from Phalanx and super awesome company.

  21. Bob Peterson

    Bob Peterson

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Good work Shawn!

  22. WeirdDingus


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Now this is quality television.

  23. Baby central

    Baby central

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I knew it - you're buying all the animals you couldn't fit on the C17 and left behind in Yemen and Afganistan!

  24. Charles culver

    Charles culver

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Regulators!!!!! Mount up..

  25. David A

    David A

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    “Put her in the barn and let her eat mice”. LOL! Outstanding.

  26. harlemhornet


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Can anyone explain why the hell they still call auctions like that?? Is there any reason other than its just tradition? Or I suppose I should ask.. are there any auctions in which the auctioneer calls the bids out 'normally'?

  27. G BARO

    G BARO

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I’ve have seen some real assholes working the small animal auctions..

  28. Leroy Carlen

    Leroy Carlen

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    You were 15 minutes from my house. Awesome didn't realize you lived so close. Great to know Brother!!

  29. Clip Nuesome

    Clip Nuesome

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    @6:01..... Vigilance Elite approved sack.

  30. Jimmy Jones

    Jimmy Jones

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Thx god for the military pension. So honey, what did you do today?! WTF.

  31. Jam thee

    Jam thee

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Damn brother you was in my town

  32. Jarrod Williamson

    Jarrod Williamson

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Lesson of the story - Even SEALs are a sucker for kittens. ❤

  33. A Dub

    A Dub

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Where’s Ed Calderon

  34. Eileen Shaw

    Eileen Shaw

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    This is a whole lot of fun to watch. Great idea. Gotta love the barn cat!

  35. Kim


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Well , if the drug cartels of colombia and mexico use geese for guards then,,

  36. Kim


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Auctions are stressful . :)

  37. Ray Grimes

    Ray Grimes

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    That rabbit was just doing what it was trained in SEAR school. Bravo Zulu.

  38. Egregious Blunder

    Egregious Blunder

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you have domestic geese yet? They make great "watch dogs" provide great meat and amazing eggs!

  39. Willy Jordan

    Willy Jordan

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Some sexy looking chickens right there.

  40. Amado Leon

    Amado Leon

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    You got to get yourself a cow for steaks and they basically just go out and eat grass

  41. Amado Leon

    Amado Leon

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    You ate all your chickens already lol.

  42. Tracy Leblanc

    Tracy Leblanc

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    You are living the dream and a fur kitty to go. I loved Miss Katie Jeans face when you said we'll take her/him. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. so much joy

  43. nidalyte


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Cajun paradise ♡

  44. james


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Shawn the farmer who would of thought....

  45. Eric Hawkins

    Eric Hawkins

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Fun video guys thanks

  46. ReclusiveMountainMan


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    21:13 prime example. ;)

  47. Aitch Tee Ar

    Aitch Tee Ar

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Should've told that one guy it's a doorway, not a stand in the way.

  48. BMK


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I love auctions lol

  49. Chase


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you let us fund/bid on the right to name your livestock

  50. JoeyJoJoJr.Shabadoo


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Also, with all the new livestock, it's nearly time for a pair of Kangals to guard your flock.

  51. JoeyJoJoJr.Shabadoo


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    If you guys don't name your place 'The Funny Farm' you are missing out on the last childish thing that the Mrs will let you get away with.

  52. Jay Andrew

    Jay Andrew

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Wholesome living right there.

  53. Gina Cecchini

    Gina Cecchini

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Really enjoy these vid's about your home/farm, great. 🐈🐐🐓

  54. Daniel Raleigh

    Daniel Raleigh

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    First the gummy bears.. now this??? You guys are sick!! Sick I tell ya!!! 😺🐔😂

  55. derek dixon

    derek dixon

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Can we PLEASE get another story time with Rut, Marcus, The Wizard and Rob. Those are HILARIOUS. Love the content!!!

  56. Joseph Cummings

    Joseph Cummings

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Holy SHIT man it was like a car wreck on the side of the road I just couldn’t quit watching lmao

  57. Karin Leslie

    Karin Leslie

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    You're not country and they have they're own speak at stock yards. Just like you do as a Seal. I worked for a stockyard for about 8 yrs on and off. Lol Go to the My Airy Sale in NC.

  58. Magnus Childers

    Magnus Childers

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly, dealing with life stock is the same as aliens. it doesn’t matter if it’s the Taliban’s complaining about a goat or a cow. It’s not my thing .

  59. Hudson Bell

    Hudson Bell

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Welcome to TN. Glad to know we got folks like you two moving here also...too many of our other inbounds are west coast defectors bringing their shit politics with them. I got family that lives down around Lewisburg it’s beautiful down that way.

  60. GooseBurt


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Peacocks also eat anything in the grass. Ticks, spiders, mosquitoes. It’s important to keep the peacocks in pairs though, they need companionship to thrive. It’s rare for peacocks that are in pairs to succumb to disease so long as they are in pairs and happy.

  61. Johnny Wishbone

    Johnny Wishbone

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    This video made me happy. I am happy things are working out so well for you. You guys look so happy! ✝️❤️

  62. Jerry Craig

    Jerry Craig

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Sometimes you can buy from the seller before they are auctioned off!!!

  63. Jerry Craig

    Jerry Craig

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    See Shawn look when dude kneed that goat, DO NOT be mean to critters!!!

  64. Jerry Craig

    Jerry Craig

    12 өдрийн өмнө


  65. Jerry Craig

    Jerry Craig

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I used to go to the auction barn in enumclaw with my grandpa, we had so much fun, never bought any livestock but usually left with boxes of random "junk" for fun!!! I miss them days!!!

  66. Chilleee


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    How disappointing, l was hoping for a bull with the same look & attitude as your Alpaca then 3.05min arrives, out comes goats...........

  67. Elvira Catherine Talaoc

    Elvira Catherine Talaoc

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    See if they accept NEX card.

  68. Dusty Hatfield

    Dusty Hatfield

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I live in unionville in front of two way market I had not Idea you were that close to me

    • Dusty Hatfield

      Dusty Hatfield

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      If you want some firtle quail eggs to incubate I'll hook you up I just throw them away right now cause I'm not incubating at moment

  69. Thorekk


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Nothing better than a family comparing cocks

  70. Pohlside


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Classic video ! Congrats

  71. Kimberley W

    Kimberley W

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Aw, those Silkies are so cute and fluffy ♥️ who doesn't love fluffy chooks?

  72. David Murray

    David Murray

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m a combat vet myself and I got to say the videos of the farm content is relaxing. Thank you

  73. echutch


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Funny video. Hey...I’m just asking for an old friend...did Seal team 6 really all get murdered? And kill the wrong guy, Osama Bin Johnson? You have a bunch of Trumpers running around here, which is fine...I’m just combining corn about 10 miles south of the this is where it all started picture you posted a while back. I drove a diesel f250 to the field. It has 2 guns in it. Just voicing that you have people who watch your videos that have different views. My mom worked with your dad. My wife is an ICU nurse in north KC, I’m not sure if you are making your Covid jokes to please your Proud Boys and Boogaloo Boys...however you spell that...anyway be well all and best wishes.

  74. Tindrem Vallarias

    Tindrem Vallarias

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Box of ammo just chillin' with the chickens

  75. North Face

    North Face

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Get a Rutcock...They are very aggressive towards strangers....Very Hairy and must be groomed daily..

  76. austinm128


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Throughout life different guys have taught me how to become a better man. My dad, Barry Sanders, Mark Levin, Pastor Norm, Marcus Luttrell.....add Shawn Ryan to that list. Your video on keeping the circle small hit home with me. Very helpful and good advice I needed at that particular time. We will never meet but you have impacted my life in a positive way. Thank you for your service and leadership. Rock on, Shawn!!!

    • Vigilance Elite

      Vigilance Elite

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      Cheers man. I’m happy to hear that.

  77. James Maddie

    James Maddie

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Word of warning: As a soldier, once you get a cat - a fellow predator - it's a slippery slope ! It will endear itself to you. It will snuggle with you. You will begrudgingly accept it. Soon afterward you will find yourself secretly seeking this affection ! Next thing you know,your incorporating wildcat images in your logo,then kittens. Then you hooked..your a cat person..God help you :)

  78. Neptunes Vag

    Neptunes Vag

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Shawn ryan to regulator: you want to regulate? Well you have to put in the fucking effort.

    • Vigilance Elite

      Vigilance Elite

      12 өдрийн өмнө


  79. sigma Life

    sigma Life

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Best wishes to yea shawn

  80. Michael Orem

    Michael Orem

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Prepping for a possible Biden win.

  81. Cody B.

    Cody B.

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Love the vid! Thanks for sharing! Brings back memories for me. Oh the sounds and smells!

  82. gunterm2009


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    pretty cool video thanks for sharing. always wanted to go to one of those auctions

  83. Ryan Blubaugh

    Ryan Blubaugh

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    No not regulator! Call him Rut!

  84. GlockMod23


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    People that I know that owned Goats...never had to cut their grass after getting them. Adds up to more Beer time!

  85. Jeff Burke

    Jeff Burke

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Man! For an ole East KY & TN Vet, sure was nice treat to see you guys getting back to the roots of life. An old farmers saying is "Freedom......nothing grows without it." Hell Yes!

  86. Cody The Libertarian

    Cody The Libertarian

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    It sounds like someone needs to fortify OP chicken coop. 😉

  87. Hillbilly Pie

    Hillbilly Pie

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    One of my first jobs was working goats at a Sale Barn. I'm watching this video and the minute those goats came out of the trailer I could smell them. LOL. Goats have a unique odor that once you smell it you won't ever forget it. Goats are also assholes.

  88. Scott .Wallace

    Scott .Wallace

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I think when i was 10 mom handed me the number card so i could get the winning bid. She got into a conversation i also got her 200 chickens. Did not end well for me...

  89. Farmer James

    Farmer James

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    You're not in Mayberry. They just want you to think you are. Truer words have never been spoken to you.

  90. Dukesofhazzard


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s like in the same way when everyone is waiting for the Employees to put the Ammo out on the shelves 😁

  91. Lenny J

    Lenny J

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Pretty ridiculous you are not masked up and the super spreader event you attended is just one more problem we all have to deal with...just rediculous.

  92. GI Jane

    GI Jane

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    How cool, I want to get some goats and a horse

  93. Homerun_king2427


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Came to this channel to “learn” to be able to mess shit up.... now ill wanna do is buy chickens. Love the videos and keep these ones coming!

  94. Dwight


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Sean thanks for the entertaining video, had a couple of chuckles. Thank you for your service.

  95. Heath Branson

    Heath Branson

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    This is awesome! Next will be hunting videos.

  96. Erick Lin

    Erick Lin

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Haha been watching Vigilance Elite for awhile, I never thought I'd watch him auctioning for live stock. Interesting af IMO. Live off the animals rather than always going to the grocery store!

  97. OffroadArmbar


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Hell yes!!!!!

  98. Andrew David

    Andrew David

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Pound for pound nothing tougher in a fight than a Rooster, they have no fear

  99. Carbon 973

    Carbon 973

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    That girls face when he said “how long till she’s killing mice”

  100. woodsinme


    13 өдрийн өмнө