We went to the feed store today to grab some grit for our littlens and as always we go look at the chicks. There was a man there trying to ask what kind of chickens each tub held and wanted to know which breeds were good layers and hearty for winter etc... I was standing next to him listening to this salesperson tell him all sorts of nonsense. She clearly wanted to get rid of the last of this chicks she had and was going to give him a deal. Which is fine except much of what she was saying was misinformation. Such as the amount of chickens he could have in a small space and that the day old chicks could be put out in the coop/run right now with a lightbulb and should be fine. he asked for literature and she gave him a postcard from purina on food. Thats when I stepped in. He had been given no info on temperature, or care of any kind. Did not even know they were not feathered yet. I have been there, relying on the "knowledge" of the feed store people to help me. The first thing i did was give him BYC website info. The second thing I did was take him around the store and have him price what he was going to need in the future and breakdown brooding and breeds based on what he was looking for. I was so frustrated with some of the stuff she had said those poor girls could have died just so she could make room for her new order coming in tomorrow. I could have kicked her in the shins. After we were done talking she thanked me because she did not know what dual purpose birds were etc.. She said i should work there during chicken season because none of them liked dealing with selling the chickens. I was thinking i might volunteer my time geesh. She tried to sell him black sex links saying they were barred rocks. What the heck! I know it is just a job and not a well paid one at that but some kind of info other than what she memorized on the purina card would be helpful. It is a live animal not an inanimate object she is selling. URG!!! this is not the first or the last time this will happen. I am thinking about calling them and seeing if I could make a new card to hand out with each purchase, with better info that is not Purina centered, might be good with this and a few other helpful resources? What do you think and what is your experience with feed stores?