Rant about feedstore employees!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Up-the-Creek, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    I wake up this morning, first thing i do is go check on my chickens as usual. I notice one of my girls are bleeding on her back . You can see from my recent posts I have had problems with rooster treading [​IMG]. Anyway, I dont have nothing to put on it, so I decide well DH is out, I'll call the feedstore and see if they have any blu-koat or hot pick and have him pick it up. So I call,...I get laughed at [​IMG] [​IMG]! He said if your chickens are doing that you need to cut their beaks off!? WHAT?! [​IMG] @#!##@#!!!!! I didnt ask for his opinion first of all,..second of all,..what planet is he from??? I know some people would do this, I do not agree with it. I feel like I am stuck in the stone age with people around here [​IMG]! I said that was okay that as usual when I needed something for my chickens I will buy online. Then they complain because people don't buy local?? So thankfully, I just out of curiousity the other night , made a chicken saddle,..so i grabbed it and my trusty Neosporin and fixed her up. All is well now, but my disbelief in people.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've heard and experienced both good & bad with feed store employees. Just because someone works in a retail store does not mean that they're knowledgeable about best practices for back yard flocks.

    Glad you have the sense to do what you believe is best for your flock.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    The guy at my "local" feedstore keeps telling me chickens don't need grit, even after I tell him mine don't freerange much. So, I drive farther and buy elsewhere.
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    That's just weird...why would he want to discourage you from buying something from his store? *shaking my head* Nothing like self-appointed experts, huh? [​IMG]
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Jeesh! .... luckily the people at my feedstore aren't quite that bad....

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