Registering your chicks at the feed store? Normal?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Catalina, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Last spring, when I went to our local feed store to pick up feed, I (of course) had to check out the little chicks and I noticed that the feed store employees were making everyone who bought chicks register their home address, phone #,ect and then they had to sign the sheet of paper.

    Is this normal?

    I bought my chicks on MPC 2 years ago and I was thinking of getting a few more this spring from the feed store, but I don't want to register them.
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Never heard of this happening? hmmm [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Nope, and I wouldn't do it, either. Sounds suspiciously like it may be linked to that dratted NAIS they're trying to get passed.
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Havent had that happening to me just yet but looks like NAIS is on the lookout!
  5. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    sounds like NAIS. Check your state government and what their position is on it. Here in AZ our Governor voted not to require the info. There have been some other threads on this topic but some have been locked as it can become a touchy subject.
  6. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    That's very strange.

    We can't get chicks AT our co-ops, we have to order through them from a choice of like two hatcheries. BUT I've never had to do that sort of thing, and it sounds rather sketchy to me. Either find a different feed store, or buy from MPC again.
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    I think I will order from MPC - they have a better selection.
    It's the only feed store with chicks within 40 miles.

    AND you have to buy a minimum of 6 chicks.
  8. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Lammeeee. Our closest hatchery has a minimum order of 6 chicks otherwise add $2 to your order. Not too bad IMO. We're ordering 6 chicks and 3 ducklings. Woot.
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    they do that here..I asked why and cant remember the reason..I will have to ask next time I am in there
  10. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Maybe it's a Minnesota thing. [​IMG]

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