Learn from My Mistake

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deerman, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Really not upset.....really kind of Funny.

    I was at the Ohio National Poultry Show.

    I was going back inside , a couple had some golden comet pullets about 5 months old, 5 of them so i made a deal to buy them, then they gave Me 4 older ones and a nice dog cage they were in. Place the pullets in with the older hens .Carry the dog cage to my truck, set it down back of my truck.(i also had 4 breeder peafowl in the bed of the truck)'

    Here is were i made the mistake , i set in on the ground at the end of my truck,not in the bed. Well i came back out , all of them were gone, then i notice on the cage a small sign ,that said...older laying hens FREE.....i had not noticed the sign.

    So someone got 5 pullets and 4 hens for free......guess good thing the cage was worth what i payed for the 5 pullets.

    they were some fine looking chicken, even the older hens...I can see it sure looked like i had place them there for the taking...[​IMG]
     
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  2. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Quote:Oh no.
    Were you able t track down any of the birds?


    Note to self check all cages for signs.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    no ,who got them must have been leaving....the couple i got them from even offer me 3 of their last pullets(not comets) for free....when i told them the story........wasn't their fault.

    I guess i didn't need them anyway...........but i could almost taste those fresh brown eggs...[​IMG]
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I will have to remember this warning too. I am sorry that your birds disappeared.
     
  5. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how terrible!!!! I'm glad that you admitted that you find it kind of funny... because I had a little chuckle to myself! As if you'd ever expect something like that to happen!!!
     
  6. Quote:Wow, someone got a deal! I'm glad they left you the cage at least. I'm kind of surprised they didn't take the "Free Hens", cage and all.
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I was thinking the same thing--thank goodness they left the cage!!! Im sorry Deerman... [​IMG] but I cant help do this [​IMG] thinking of your face when you returned! Maybe it was someone on here that went and they'll fess up? [​IMG] I doubt it but I have tons of brown eggs I can send you!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Deerman, ya gotta admit that is pretty darn funny. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]









    And missing the 'For Free' note is something that I too am capable of. [​IMG]




    Luckily they didn't think the peafowl were also 'for free.'
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:YES is was really funny, at first i thought , what someone stole the chickens leaving the peafowl and cage. then i saw the sign, i only paid 12.00.

    whats the odds i placed the cage down with the small tag facing to the outside too, other side of the sign said "Rosecomb Anconas pair for $20"

    guess i was lucky it didn't say FREE TRUCK. Got to love dumb mistakes. [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Being able to laugh at myself is one of the greatest gifts of the aging process. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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