Premium Feather Member
- Feb 3, 2007
Had a frustrating encounter with feedstore personnel (not the one where I sell my extra birds) today. They were having Chick Days. Theirs are from Privett. First my DH tells the lady at the counter that several of the chicks have bad pasty butt. She says, Huh? He explains that they can die if it isnt removed. Then she says someone from FFA comes in and knows what he's doing. I tell her that it's one of those things that you have to keep up on, that they can actually die if it stays plugged. She is not overly concerned. You can tell she'd never touch a chick! Then my DH looks in the stack brooder and says to me, Are these Doms or BRs? (he cant see them well because they are on the bottom) The typed label on the front reads "Dominiquers". I sqat down and guess what? There's a brooder full of single combs in there, not a rose comb to be found. I tell her they are mislabeled, that these are Barred Rocks, not Doms. She says they were labeled that way from the hatchery. I tell her that hatcheries mislabel them sometimes, make mistakes. She says, would they do that two years in a row? I tell her, I breed Barred Rocks, they are a different breed from a Dom and then my DH takes the Storey's book on chicken breeds off the shelf and shows her a Dom rooster and a Barred Rock comb. She says, well, will the comb change? She still doesnt get it. She says customers dont care. My DH says he'd care. They need to know what they're selling, for goodness sake! Two big guys walk in, point and say, Here's Dominickers. I say, They're Barred Rocks, not Doms and walk out.I need to open my own feedstore!