grrr, feed store guy vent...

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  1. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 27 cornish x's

    This is the second time I've had problems with this particular feed store guy. He's the owner/manager (it's a Southern States, but I think they are franchised). The first time I called, I asked if they had turkey starter. He says "yeah, we have chick starter"-- I told him I was looking specifically for turkey starter, and explained that we had cornish x's and wanted the higher protien feed. He told me that most folks just feed chick starter and they were fine. FINALLY he did look up the turkey starter, and "yeah, we have that too".

    Yesterday, I had to go get MORE food for the little poop factories. I told the helpful employee (he will look up anything, and doesn't question what you want), that I needed broiler grower/finisher. Well "big man" was standing over his shoulder, "helpful" started to look up what I was asking for and "big man" says to him "layer pellets". I told him, no, that I specifically wanted grower/finisher. he said that layer pellets were fine for pullets. I told him that they were not pullets, that they were cornish x's. well "that other guy that comes in feeds his the pellets". EXCUUUUSE ME? did I ask what Joe Bob feeds his chickens? (NO, I didn't say that, just thought it LOL) "well, we do have the 'super breeder', that has more protien, but it's a crumble". I told him I'd rather have the higher protien, in order to avoid leg problems, and I'm ok with the crumble-- (these chickens toss out the pellets anyhow I did feed them the layer pellets for a day when I was out of starter).

    I'm really thinking of just going to TSC from now on for feed--this guy is such a pain in the uh-huh
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    It's pretty amazing how little some people know about poultry at feed stores... then don't get me started on waterfowl. I had one feed store guy insist that sheep can have copper in their mineral, which of course is toxic to them.

    I'm really surprised they don't have a broiler starter/finisher in stock. Maybe they do, but the guy doesn't realize it exists because he's selling everyone layer pellets. *lol*
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yea, TSC has all that you mentioned. Some people should work in the "customer service" department and not in the poultry dept. (sarcasm)
     
  4. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    That's one thing I can say about my local feed store.The main guy in there is just a wealth of knowledge about anything animal related.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Seminolewind

    Same thing happens here in my local feedstore [​IMG]
     
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  6. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i guess i'm lucky my feed store owner raises chickens, she's a silkie nut
     
  7. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I wish I could just go to TSC as well, but my hens won't eat their feed. (It doesn't really smell great to me either, so I see their point)
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I like the feed store I go to for feed. Nice and will look things up, and a few even ask how my dad is since they remember when I was little and used to go there for my first birds. Not a very common thing out here in the city for anyone to ask about how anyone is doing!

    Too bad that guy at yours is so dang pushy! :mad:
     
  9. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really surprised they don't have a broiler starter/finisher in stock. Maybe they do, but the guy doesn't realize it exists because he's selling everyone layer pellets.

    That's the thing, they do have it in stock. They had the turkey starter in stock, and they had this "super breeder" in stock too. Don't know why he didn't want to sell it.

    There is also a feed place just up the road from me. I need to check into what they have. When I was looking for it, they didn't have the turkey starter, but could order it. It would be in in about a week, but "I'm guessing they need to eat before that, don't they" LOL I have gotten corn there, and the price was excellent. There is also another place I can check into that does thier own mix, but they are quite far from me.​
     
  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is why you should do business with a feedstore owned by a PhD trained Livestock Nutritionist and a Veterinarian like the one my wife and I own!

    Jim:)
     
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