I usually just order my own birds but recently though maybe it would be fun to add a few (3) white egg layers. So while out shopping I stopped into TSC. I was apalled. They had close to 30 chicks that were about 3 weeks old in oval water tanks (3 tanks 30 per tank) and then about 25 ducks also crammed in a tank and covered in food, water & feces. The chickens were all bald and had sores from all the picking and the very depressing part was that they have tanks full of new fluffy babies that will be in the same boat in no time flat. I understand that chicks are not selling well yet as it is not officially spring here and people don't want to mess with chicks in snow (alot of local feed stores dont stock chicks until after easter) But for heavens sake throw up a 1/2 price sign. They are living beings with a short shelf life. I mean for sales they should of atleast moved them into the back b/c about 4 other families walked up when I did and we all had the same comments. I almost tried to bargin with them and rescue the poor souls but I don't have the space to doctor them back to health. I just can't believe that they could be so irresponsible and that none of the employees thought gee this looks very gross maybe we should do something. At the feedstore once they start to feather they are 1/2 price. OK, my rant is done and now I can paste it into an email to their head office.