Originally Posted by blue90292
Originally Posted by LilRalphieRoosmama
I corresponded with Barbara. She confirmed that they were not closed due to lawsuits, health issues, etc. It was due to a supplier problem. When you are a small business person, one major problem with a supplier can shut you down fast.
that is a shame. i can see it being a supplier problem. i've spoken to a lady who lives in bastrop. her orders were completely different from what she had asked. it was like the box was filled with whatever they could put in there. and the order she had made a month prior, she had asked for 50 gold, 50 red/bronze and she got 90 red/bronze and 10 gold.
Bear in mind, though, that many of us had order problems -- not from a supply perspective, but from a communications perspective and lots of mistakes with our orders. I know of at least two people, in addition to myself, who were emailed invoices for orders that were completely different from what we had ordered -- not only were the types of birds off, but so were the numbers of birds. The paperwork and communication were a huge mess.
The other thing that is curious about this response is that we were initially told by people -- and Barbara alluded to this same thing in an email that she sent to me when I opted to cancel my order after all the problems they had filling it -- was that it was an issue with a big customer who had bailed out and that they and their growers were left with thousands of birds on the ground.
I know that the Amish suppliers who were growing for them are pretty upset -- and now are trying to find ways to recoup some of the losses they have from growing these birds for them and now they are out of business.
The stories have just changed and changed so much over the past week -- and even in the weeks before that as some of us were having such trouble getting the birds that we ordered -- delays, no communication, no chicks, stories changing...I don't know...this whole thing has a very funny feel to it.