Flea Market Encounter with Chick Seller-ARGH!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by speckledhen, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Big guy in overalls, baseball cap, smoking cigarette on the back of his truck bed has several of boxes of chicks sat out on the lawn on a chilly morning. He has rabbits, too. Now, I hoped NOT to see this type of thing this weekend, but heck, I guess it's par for the course, right? Anyway, I go over to see what breed chicks he is selling. First I say, it's a little chilly for chicks. They need some warmth. OH, I have to disagree with you there, he says. [​IMG] Then, I see some that look like Welsummers, but you know several look like that, so I ask what breed. He tells me Partridge Rocks, then he proceeds to tell me Golden Comets, Buff Orps, and Doms. Well, I look in the box and see a boatload of single combs, so I say, nope you have Barred Rocks. Single combs are Barred Rocks and rose combs are Doms. No, it's all what type of comb the rooster has, he says,(DUH!) and you can tell he's ticked that the little lady is questioning him at all. Well, then I get a lecture about how he's been raising chickens for 25 years and gets these direct from the hatchery, blah, blah, blah. Cant reason with the man. THEN, I ask if he has ever heard of Blue Orpingtons. Oh, yeah, he has lots of those, too. (like heck he does, the liar!) AND, get this....he gets his chicks all the way from ENGLAND! [​IMG] Now, I already know the man is a BIG FAT LIAR and a braggart, but that takes the cake, and I just walk away shaking my head. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Take that stupid dude - [​IMG]

    I amazed though that you walked away w/o rescuing some of those chicks.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    What is wrong with you???? You didn't buy them all??? Those are some incredibly rare chicks he has right there. And the ones from England, did you tell him you'd take them all no matter the cost?

    GRRRRRRR people like that make me so mad. He's just hoping to make a quick buck at Easter and tell some BS to make more $ to people who don't know any better.

    He may have been raising chickens for 25 years but that doesn't stop him from being ignorant. Poor babies!
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Wow a hatchery in england, huh? They must have super fast shipping to get them here before Easter.

    And you know how common Blue Orps are, don't ya Speckled [​IMG]
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You passed up hatchery chicks that came all the way from England? [​IMG] Some people - [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The problem is that they were already chilled enough to die over the next few days, probably. There were so many, no way I could save them. Ignorant jerk. Little did he know that I have more experience with chickens than he does, all the way back to my childhood, so I guess that gives me almost TWICE as many years of chicken experience as he has. That is the type of person who will sell you whatever you want, just it wont really be the breed you ask for, just to take your money. Oh, yeah, it's a Blue Orpington, sure! Never mind the feathered legs, that's just a fluke, LOL. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    lol. Yeah right about getting them from england [​IMG]
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yeah, with the extended quarantine at the NPIP facility in NY after coming across the pond, amazing how they're still just a few days old. [​IMG]
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    So mad hearing this - those poor babies. It's cruelty to subject them to temps that are too cold. I don't know if anything would come of it, but I'd call the Humane Society (or similar) to see what they say. I wish I was in proximity to you to help rescue them all right this minute! And then tell him if he is ever seen doing this again, he will be reported to animal welfare orgs, and the newspapers, not necessarily in that order! ERG. What a jerk.
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    What a clown...gotta love people like that. [​IMG] You should print out a chick care sheet from here and take it to him to read..if he can read. [​IMG]


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