NEEDED TO VENT, SORRY

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ginbart, Apr 20, 2008.

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  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I wanted to tell you I went to an Auction in Washingtonville PA yesterday and I wish I would have gone to TSC instead. They auction off everything, including animals and they had chickens, chicks it was terrible. [​IMG] There was a small box that said 4 chicks. I opened the box to find one dead and one almost dead. [​IMG] They had 6 grown chickens in boxes that I don't know how they got them all in there. Boxes and boxes of them. They had turkeys, now they were in large cages. They had white doves, they were ok. You could tell which Amish took care of their animals and which did not. There were goats there that looked like they should still be with their mommies. Some were so thin and they sucked on my fingers. I cried. [​IMG] It was so sad.

    I'm sorry for telling you this, didn't mean to get anyone else upset. I hope they all went to better homes. I saw people carrying baby goats and sheep out.

    They had about 2 dozen chicks in a box I don't know what they were. They were all yellow with brown lines going down on both sides of their backs. They were the cutest little things. Could anyone tell me what they were?

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    Ginger
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * The feed store I went to a couple months ago had little tinys that looked like that. All they could tell me was that they were bantys.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry to tell you, but it sounds like it was a typical livestock auction. That's why I don't go to them. The animals they sell are just like they state in the auction name. They are "LIVESTOCK". Nothing more, nothing less. It is sad all the way around. Sorry you had to experience it for yourself. :aww
     
  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I'm sorry you had to see animals that were uncared for...it really affects me also.
     
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  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    That is why the first auction I went to was the last.

    Welcome back Mayberry Saint. Nice to see you![​IMG]
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's one of the reasons I'm glad that we don't have them around here.

    Welcome back Mayberry.
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I was told I could get chicken boxes there. Little did I know what I would see. I will never go again.
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    TSC is Trackor Supply Company. And nope they didn't have feathers on their feet. I looked so I could explain better.[​IMG] If you stay away from the animals you will be OK. They had quilts, hand made furniture, flowers, vegies, and a lot of other things. They had a lot of items. I was there until 3:00pm waiting for the box I wanted and it was well away from the animals. Thank God.
     
  9. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    im sorry that your letting a bad experence ruin you on auctions.you see there are people that dont care about their animales.they look at them as a living.,an some dont take care of them as they should.an its a cruel fact of life.i make a living from livestock.so i take care of my livelyhood,because if i dont i dont make a living.
     
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I'm sorry you had to deal with that.
    There are people who are completely dedicated to their animals...
    and there are peopl who don't give a rats... butt about it... they're just in it for the money.

    I haven't ever been to one, but by the way you guys describe them, if I did... I'd be bringing home so many animals because they need proper care and by the way you guys describe them, they need the care and attention they deserve!
     
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