CHICK DAYS TRACTOR SUPPLY BEWARE

Flockjunkie13

Hatching
Jun 18, 2019
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I literally thought I was crazy or wrong until I saw other people had the same issue. Me and my husband Recently decided to get chickens and after doing a ton of research and setting up the runs and copes we decided to get 12 chickens 2 ducks and a goose. We originally went to tractor supply and got what we where told where 2 ISA browns ( which are) 2 Buff orpingtons (1 unfortunately passed the first night) and 2 French Cuckoos and then went to rural king to get the 2 ducks ( khaki Campbell and a mallard) and an embden goose (they have there own home away from the chickens but still see them during the day) plus a few other chickens Tractor supply didn’t have ( 2 silkies, 1 crested polish, 1 Sicilian buttercup, 1 black austrolorp, & 1 Rhode Island Red) all the chickens from rural king are the breeds that we where told they where and labeled as but the Buff Orpington and the 2 French cuckoos look nothing like they should. The “buff Orpington” looks pretty much exactly like a New Hampshire and the 2 French cuckoos look like copper marans I mean we love are chickens and I don’t really care what they are more than just wanting to know but even when I took pictures in to ask they said well what did you buy them as because there probably them....
 

herman 48

Songster
Jun 9, 2017
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From what I understand, you bought those chicks at the Tractor Supply store from the bins they had at the store? Well, I shop regularly at the TS in my area, and I like it because the people are courteous and the store is well stocked. But I never saw much expertise when it comes to chickens, there. When I ordered 50 black Australorps from them, they came to me directly from the hatchery--the chicks never even saw the TS store, and they were exactly what I ordered. Maybe at the store where you bought the chicks someone mixed them up, mislabeled them, or something like that. I would not be amazed if that were the case. I see a lot of crass incompetence just about in every store or office I deal with, nowadays.
 

SonRise Silkies

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2010
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Oklahoma
Just my 2 cents...TSC has no idea what they are selling. They just unload them and sort of guess according to the box they came in. Some of the time they are correct. Hoover does a great job and can't be faulted on labeling or on quality as far as I have experience with them. Skip TSC and order from Hoover or be sure you can recognize a breed as baby chick.
 

SonRise Silkies

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2010
550
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Oklahoma
Yep! Any bin will do. Employees can tell the difference between the ducks and the chicks, [most of the time] NOT slamming the employees, it's not their fault...just saying.....
 

Maryos

Hatching
Oct 26, 2021
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I got chicks at tsc this summer. Suppose to be sexed. I like to raise 2 of each breed because they clearly like their own breeds best. I got 2 blue rock (auto sexing) and 2 black australorp pullets. One australorp quickly proved to be rooster. So I got another australorp and an ameraucana. Both said pullets. Quickly the australorp proved to be a rooster. Later the ameraucana proved to be a roo as well. I gave up on BA’s and got 2 more ameraucana. Now one suddenly has the long arching tail feathers of a roo again. Of the sexed chicks I ended up with 75% roosters. Hatch rate is only 50%. That’s a terrible track record. Chicks are expensive and time consuming to raise. I’ll never get chicks from tsc again or from Hoover Hatchery who I believe they get their chicks from
 

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