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Disgusting Brooder Conditions! PICS

post #1 of 37
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These 2 pictures are posted on a local NC poultry and livestock swap page on Facebook. This particular poster has many photos on his FB page that all look really bad. In the pictures below, note that the chicks are in what looks like a 10 gallon aquarium, therefore the walls should be clear glass. Their bedding material appears to be compacted, dried chicken s%$&! Why on earth would someone post those pictures? Notice the absence of food and water.

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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #2 of 37

omg the waters brown and its only poop in the feeder!!!!! those poor babies my heart is breaking for them


Edited by madi99 - 6/19/12 at 6:13pm
post #3 of 37

That's disgusting! Perhaps an educational post explaining health issues that can arrise due to those conditions would be in order.

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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post #4 of 37

i would buy them just to get them out of there!!! maybe thats his theory...

post #5 of 37
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While visiting that local FB page, it appears as though being a chicken and livestock broker is what he does for a living. Every time someone posts an animal for sale, he's the first to respond wanting to trade this, that or the other. I'm not sure an educational lesson will help. It looks like that poop has built up over some time.

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by nurse_turtle View Post

While visiting that local FB page, it appears as though being a chicken and livestock broker is what he does for a living. Every time someone posts an animal for sale, he's the first to respond wanting to trade this, that or the other. I'm not sure an educational lesson will help. It looks like that poop has built up over some time.


I don't know what the laws are in your area..can you report him to any agency?

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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post #7 of 37

That is REALLY BAD and so SAD...and isn't that turkey poult too big to be in there?  :(

~Marcy Lauryl~
13 hens, 2 roos, 8 muscovies, 2 turkey poults, 2 Indian Runners ducklings, and  incubating chicks & ducks cause I'm addicted! 2 drooling English Mastiffs, 1 naughty Welsh Corgi, 2 obnoxious cats, 3 little boys, and 1 husband. I'm a nurse & a picker...
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~Marcy Lauryl~
13 hens, 2 roos, 8 muscovies, 2 turkey poults, 2 Indian Runners ducklings, and  incubating chicks & ducks cause I'm addicted! 2 drooling English Mastiffs, 1 naughty Welsh Corgi, 2 obnoxious cats, 3 little boys, and 1 husband. I'm a nurse & a picker...
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post #8 of 37

That is disgusting, poor birds.

Mom to 2 kids, 2 cats, 1 fish, and 11 girls (Haley - banty, Nutmeg - Buff Orp, Teddy - Red sex link, Bella - Tetra Tint, Pepper, Salt and Dot - Dominiques, Summer - Welsummer, Cheeky and Muffin - EE, Freckles - Speckled Sussex) And the wife of one very wonderful husband who puts up with me and my chickens!

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Mom to 2 kids, 2 cats, 1 fish, and 11 girls (Haley - banty, Nutmeg - Buff Orp, Teddy - Red sex link, Bella - Tetra Tint, Pepper, Salt and Dot - Dominiques, Summer - Welsummer, Cheeky and Muffin - EE, Freckles - Speckled Sussex) And the wife of one very wonderful husband who puts up with me and my chickens!

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post #9 of 37

these pics make me sick... i freaked out before because somehow my chicks knocked their water over and completely soaked the pine shavings and cardboard... (thank goodness there was a sheet of plastic in between the bottom of the box and the cardboard sheet they were on in case this happened...) anyway i spent an hour completely fixing the box because i was afraid they were gonna get wet and sick ( there was also the issue of a chick escaping from the smaller box they go in while they get "changed" and i chased her around for a while :) ). but the point is that his job is not that difficult!! its a tiny box just clean out the poop!!! this is absolutely horrible

post #10 of 37

Ya know...I don't think the chicks look old enough to have pooped that many hardened down layers..which means they put chicks in the brooder lke that at the start. I'd be for saying something on the fb page publicly.

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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