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My hubby's going to kill me!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    "Grand Opening all week!! Kids under 10 get free chick on Saturday!"

    How could any ignore this??

    I stop by this new store this morning to see what they have and hopefully find out what kind of chicks will be available.
    I was in total disbelief!![​IMG]

    Owner was cleaning up dead chicks like crazy. Bin they were housed in was terrible: very little bedding, waterer was empty or too dirty to even look at, no food containers, and no lighting of any kind!!!
    These chicks are about 1 week old. (They arrived last Wednesday morning).
    I went home so upset and couldn't get those poor little babies out of my mind.
    I go back to the store and take with me Cackle's "Guide to Raising Chicks".
    I told the man what he needed to do immediately if he didn't want to lose the rest of them, and left my name and # so he could call me if he needed any help. I am withing 5 miles of this store and could be there ASAP!

    Before I left, I bought 4 girls, Golden Buffs that came from
    Meyer Hatchery. I already have a brooder set up with 2 chicks so I just added these. After getting some heat and fresh water, they are running around chirping and pecking at everything.

    My hubby is going to kill me!!!
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

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    What the heck does the owner expect the kids to do once the chicks have started growing up?
    OH MY GODDESS!! Human behaviour astounds me sometimes!
     
  3. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bravo to you for saving those babies! (And not just the 4 that you bought!) And maybe the hubby won't notice the extra 4? [​IMG] hee hee.
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    UPDATE!!!

    I talked to a friend who wants 4 of the chicks, and since I only bought 4 I had to go back.

    Conditions were very much improved to my relief.
    All babies seem 100% better.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I bought 3 more to keep for myself!!!
     
  5. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GRRRR!!! I hate it when people think that chicks are disposable and just any ol lil kid can take care of them! What happends after the kid gets bored with it?, it grows up and isn't so cute anymore?, if the kid or the kid's parents don't know how to care of the chick???

    I bet the store owner wouldn't give away puppies??? Why chicks???
     
  6. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Bet they all crow, and if he could get puppies for 50 cents and it would get people into his store I bet he would be handing them out too.
     
  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Here's a pic of the 7 babies I saved:


    [​IMG]

    What a difference a little light and fresh water make!!!
     
  8. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like happy lil chicks! Too bad you aren't under 10yrs old. You could a got one for free.[​IMG]
     
  9. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look good! Good job! [​IMG]
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Very cute little buff babies.
     

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