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post #11 of 17
That and sometimes only the manager knows...and doesn't pass the info down the chain.
post #12 of 17
I stopped depending on TSC for chicks when I watched an employee mix the austrolorp pullets, the barred Rock pullets and straight run cuckoo marans in to one tub, "because new chicks are coming tomorrow AND they are all black so what difference does it make?"

So, I couldn't resist asking if she knew two of the waterers didn't have any water in them? She said yes, they could wait......

Then I noticed the tub labled green laced Wyandottes...... When I questioned that, the young lady asked me "If I came to buy chicks or biitch and whine?"

She no longer works there.......

And if I can avoid it, I no longer shop there!!.....
post #13 of 17

Enola, if more people refused to shop where the service and employees are... like that, I think that perhaps either these businesses would be out of business, or they'd change their practices.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #14 of 17

This is how chick's could and should be kept in a feed store.  This is Shipton's in Billings, Mt.  We were there waiting the day the chicks arrived last year.  As each shipping box was opened, the identification label sticker was peeled off the box and stuck to the top of the water jug in the bin.  Each chick was taken out of the container and looked over before it was handed to the person you see in the photo (there was another at the other end of the display not in the photo) for placement in the bin.  When the last chick for that breed was in the bin, the label came off the water jug and was put on the front of the bin.  This was repeated until all the chicks were under the lights.  While they were doing this, another employee was matching the breed or variety stickers that were taken off the original shipping label to a handful of flyers she had.  Only then did the identification and information sheet get taped to the bins.  So if there were any mistakes in the identification of the chicks, it sure wasn't made by the staff of the store or by customers picking them up and putting them back in the wrong place.  

 

post #15 of 17

Wow that is impressive, feed store chicks would have a better rap if all feed stores did this.

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blooie View Post

This is how chick's could and should be kept in a feed store.  This is Shipton's in Billings, Mt.  We were there waiting the day the chicks arrived last year.  As each shipping box was opened, the identification label sticker was peeled off the box and stuck to the top of the water jug in the bin.  Each chick was taken out of the container and looked over before it was handed to the person you see in the photo (there was another at the other end of the display not in the photo) for placement in the bin.  When the last chick for that breed was in the bin, the label came off the water jug and was put on the front of the bin.  This was repeated until all the chicks were under the lights.  While they were doing this, another employee was matching the breed or variety stickers that were taken off the original shipping label to a handful of flyers she had.  Only then did the identification and information sheet get taped to the bins.  So if there were any mistakes in the identification of the chicks, it sure wasn't made by the staff of the store or by customers picking them up and putting them back in the wrong place.  



This is fantastic. A credit to the store that obviously has an excellent employee training program AND a well-thought-out process in place. Not to mention super-nice display brooders!
post #17 of 17
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This is fantastic. A credit to the store that obviously has an excellent employee training program AND a well-thought-out process in place. Not to mention super-nice display brooders!

Right? So nice to see chicks that have the chance to get used to seeing people instead of just "hand shaped Hawks" swooping down at them! smile.png
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