So today we went to our local feed store for oyster shell and as usual I went to say hi to the baby birds (because how can you not?) and what I found was, in my opinion, gross negligence. Amid the too full cages was one bin of new baby silkies, several of whom had such horribly pasted butts that the poop was dragging behind them. Naturally I went and told the guy behind the counter that he needed to wash them and that if he wouldn’t to let me. He said he would so I left. After some very upset discussion with the husband he went back an hour later to check on the birds while running errands with my kids. He hadn’t seen it before but he saw then why I was so upset because the birds were still a dangerous mess. He decided to adopt the 3 worst looking ones and bring them home so we could clean them. As he and my children grabbed them (unattended because the person working told him to) he found a dead baby in the cage as well. Needless to say that didn’t go over well with all my boys. My question is who can I call about this? The neighboring feed store said there’s no animal negligence laws protecting poultry so all we can do is talk to management and hope they do better. Do you guys have any insight? Sorry for the super long post! I swear I’m not a crazy neurotic, this was *really* bad. I wish I had taken pictures but I just wanted to get them clean.