Purchased chicks not picked up ;-/

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by LilBitCuckoo, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. LilBitCuckoo

    LilBitCuckoo In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015
  2. norcalbirds

    norcalbirds In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Why don't you send her money back and tell her sorry it didn't work out. Then find a buyer for the chicks?
  3. Hatching

    Hatching Songster

    Jan 2, 2014
    My neighbor breeds shows and sells rabbits and I know she will get a deposit of about a third of the price of the rabbit and she gives the people two extra weeks after the set pick up date, unless they work something out prior, and if they don't show they forfiet the deposit and the rabbit. She has this listed on her website. It sound like you've really done all you can to help this lady out, if I were you I would call her and give her a final date after which she forfeits the chicks and payment, I would also ask for compensation, if she shows up, for feeding the chicks for so long, feed isn't free. Sorry this happened to you
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015
  4. Torch404

    Torch404 Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Northern Cali
    At this point I'd sell them and return the ladies money. I had a woman hatch some eggs, upfront she was clear, if I didn't pick them up after the first week, the price went up every week after. Your paying to feed her birds you should get embursed for the expense.
  5. Moat

    Moat In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2015
    SW Minnesota
    5 weeks is beyond any reasonable time. If I was puchasing them, I would expect to be charged boarding or forfiet after a week max from the time they were to be picked up.

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