Do I have a right to be upset?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hollywood Chickens, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Last week I gave a laying hen to this guy that said he needed eggs, she was kind of mean and he had a nice coop setup so I didn't mind giving her away.
    I was just browsing CL and I saw her for sale! $15 and I know that it is her because he put his phone number up! I am upset, if he doesn't like her, bring her back! I also found out after he brought her home that he has a pet WOLF that has broken into his coop and ate most of his other hens! [​IMG]

  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    [​IMG] Call him and get her back, then flag him on CL or something.
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Quote:That's what I would do too...Call him and tell him you want her back, and tell him you saw the ad and that you flagged him. Creep!
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I can understand why you're upset, but the truth is that once you give something away or sell it, it's that person's to do with what they choose.
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:Yup. Unless you have a written contract that gives you first right of refusal on ANY item, a sale is a sale is a sale.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln

    What you can do is to call him back and let him know that you are interested in getting the hen back if he does not mind and if he wants to have you pay for it, pay for it.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have to agree, once you let them go it's not your bird anymore. It doesn't make it right. I do understand, been there done that!

  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    My parents don't want her back so I can't get her, but I feel kind of cheated, he said he needed eggs but he lives in a 4000 sq house, and has dogs (and a wolf) that keep getting at the chickens, and now he is selling her when he got her for free! only a week later.
  9. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Pet wolf says it all.

    Go get your bird back.

    Be upset if you want, but I have found that it is better to focus your energy in solving the problem, rather than needlessly waste it on anger.
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I totally understand why you are upset. If you can get the hen back, do it. If it is not possible in your situation, use this to figure out how to be more choosy about who you give away to and change your policies. Or always charge even a small amount.

    If the person picking up seems ok or you don't get a bad feeling, then tell them they don't have to pay.

    Sorry this happened to you.

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