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Originally Posted by Folly's place View Post

You can check with your state veterinarian's  office about rules for stores selling chicks, ad report them if selling only one at a time I not allowed.  Also, ask the store manager what their policy is. Our local Tractor Supply stores sell a minimum of six chicks, and have them fenced off so only staff can handle them.  The local Family Farm& Home stores have the chicks available for anyone to handle, and encourage small children to hold and KISS them!  Ugh!  Recently some people had Salmonella from handling chicks from ???, so yet another warning about safety.  So two issues here;  safe handling of the chicks, and proper care.  Mary
Yeah, I'll go check it out thanks! Oh also, the chicks are in a crate with a heat lamp. You don't need assistance to handle them, you could just walk right in and choose whatever chick you want. I thought that was a bit strange but I'm not sure if that's normal.
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I would still wonder about the Ops story;  two children, one chick.  I do hope it was  actually all fine.  Mary

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There is no shortage of bad stories and improperly cared for chickens, but I error on caution before I place blame or assume...

For example, the last time I purchased chickens at a feed store, I let my daughters pick out six, and left the store with nothing but 6 chicks in a box and if memory serves me, it was very cold (winter like) that day as I remember telling the girls to make haste back to the car... There was no need for me to purchase anything else, as as I have everything at home but someone could very well have though they were going to be mistreated in their 1800 sqft heated coop with about 100 other birds...
I get your point but I just feel that the owner of the store just doesn't care. She probably does but it was just a huge shock to me. I'm new at taking care of chicks and been researching none stop on how to care for them. A heat lamp, a companion, and anything to keep them happy and healthy. So I freaked when I saw a Silkie chick by itself with no equipment. As I said, they sold a coworker a chick with nothing but food and a cage. I felt afraid it was going to happen again.
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I would still wonder about the Ops story;  two children, one chick.  I do hope it was  actually all fine.  Mary
Me too.
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