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Kind of frustereated with one of my really good friends. . . .

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ShellyBear, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend has many chickens and turkeys in not the best conditions and they have mites very bad, and they are thinking of getting chicks now! I know these chickens aren't my chickens but I feel frustrated and sad. My friend knows nothing right now. . . and I have seen what mites and worms can do. Please help me on what to do because I'm truly not sure right now. . . .thanks
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    If this person is your friend will he/she listen to constructive criticism and take advice about properly caring for her birds?
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If not call the Dept of Health or Humane Society? Sounds like someone has too many animals, perhaps a "hoarder". They love their animals but just get overwhelmed and can't stop. Some even start a "rescue" so they can ask for "donations", we got one on our CL that is known to the pet stores/community.

    It's frustrating & sad but think of the animals, they are defenseless.
     
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  4. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am talking with him, and he said he will try but I'm not sure if he will follow through, crossing my fingers. I don't want to make this to big of a deal but I will do my best to help. He doesn't have that many animas. . . .the chickens and turkeys are just not taken care of.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Tough one! While he definitely does need to hear it from someone, the best person is probably not you as he may take it personally and you risk losing your friendship.

    I am not suggesting you call the authorities on him but may be you could arrange for someone who he is not friends with to visit his place with you. Even if they were not chicken people, you could give them the general gist of the issue and when you are all there talking about chickens, the third party could enquiringly ask questions about worming and mites etc, during which you could back them up; so not technically lecturing him, just feeding him information which he may digest.

    Or, you could frequently mention stories you have seen on BYC about someone losing their chickens to worms or illness etc.

    Educate and guide him in such a way that he does not even know he is taking on knowledge and hopefully changing his ways.

    Baby steps [​IMG]

    Edited to change all the she's to he's etc, I mistakenly assumed your friend was female.
     
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  6. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand, thank you very much I will try my best.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    I just had another thought .. does he have a birthday soon or another reason for the giving of gifts? How about a gift basket with worming medication and other treatments required? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good idea! Well now I know what to get him. Thanks for the idea!
     

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