Come on Tractor Supply!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by realsis, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    Today I went to tractor supply to get flake. In line I saw a lady with her chicks♡♡♡ so of course I ask, awwww what kind are they and she said "Silkies" i said REALLY??? wow, I didn't know thèy carried silkies??? The Cashier heard me and said oh yes we just call them bantams (pronounced wrong by her) and I said huh? She said bantam just means Silky. Bantam is another word for Silky.I said no! That's not correct. a bantam is a smaller bI'd but could be any different breed. The lady buying the "Silkies" looked at me as if she was terrified the cashier assured her the word bantam meant they were in fact silkies. The poor lady left with God knows what type of bantams thinking she has bought silkies which they don't carry at my tractor supply by the way!!!! UGH I was so angry. I told my husband and he couldn't believe it. I tried to explain to the cashier that silkie is a breed and bantam is a smaller version however different breeds can be bantams as well. she refused to listen and said well here bantam means silky. AWWWWWWWWW!!! I left so frusterated. These cashiers are giving people wrong information left and right! it really frustrated me. Sooner or later this lady is going to realize she did NOT BUY SILKIES. it's just sad.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Did you look at the chicks? I ask because TSC does, in fact, often have silkies in their batches of mixed bantams - so they may well have been silkies.

    That being said, this is why it is important as a potential new pet owner to educate yourself about the pet you are taking on - while the cashier may well have misinformed the customer in this situation (that remains to be seen), chickens are no different than dogs, cats, horses, goats - any animal one might consider taking on and, as such, someone getting into them should educate themselves well enough to know about the breed(s) they are going to purchase (especially true of someone who is choosing to start with silkies) and would know whether they were or were not getting the breed they sought.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  3. JessHeller

    JessHeller Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2015
    Longmont Colorado
    The TSC locally had bantam's, silkies, Polish all marked on the bins
  4. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2016
    Molino, Florida
    I've stopped buying my poultry from Tractor Supply because they do not seem very knowledgeable about the poultry that they carry. I wonder if that's just how most Tractor Supplies are. We started buying from a local hatchery, and now we are able to get more of a variety. Our Tractor Supply doesn't "offer" many different varieties.
  5. ayeitsmeme

    ayeitsmeme Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    North Carolina
    The TSC here is hit and miss on the yesterday I went into buy shavings and the cashier tried to tell me that I was wrong for getting the fine shavings. Haha after having horses, chicks and ducks I don't know what her point was against the fine shavings. That being said I got our pullets from their and the chicks look great, aside from having to wash 5 out of 6 sticky vents. Long and the short, the employees I've found to be not the best at times and not always helpful, always best to know your stuff and take their advice with a grain of salt.

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