This SUX!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by quiltnchik, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Well, I knew I had 4, possibly 5, roos out of the 6 chicks I bought in early May at TSC. However, my son went out to feed the dog tonight and was "crowing" at the chicks and telling his favorite roo (a RSL) that that's what he (the roo) was supposed to be doing. I was headed around the corner of the house and heard a quiet crow and knew that one of the chicks (now almost 7 weeks old) had made the noise. I came around the corner and watched them for a minute in their run, when all of a sudden, my one "pullet" crowed! UGH! I have 6/6 roosters!! This SUCKS!! The only 2 pullets I now have are my NHR chicks (about 1/2-week younger than the others) [​IMG]
     
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    933
    12
    176
    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    that's like the 1st time i bought chicks...4/6 sexed pullets were roos! what the hell!?! Were these sexed?
     
  3. Lover-of-Poultry

    Lover-of-Poultry In the Brooder

    89
    1
    29
    May 21, 2009
    Tennessee
    [​IMG] I am so sorry that is the way it worked out for you. I really do. Hopefully next time 6/6 will be pullets [​IMG]

    Good Luck!
     
  4. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:They weren't sexed, but the employees said they were all "supposed" to be pullets. Of course, they were also supposed to be White Leghorns and, instead, they're all Red Sex Links! ARGH!!
     
  5. jjhuntsalot

    jjhuntsalot In the Brooder

    81
    2
    39
    Feb 25, 2008
    White Plains KY
    I am happy to be able to get chicks from TSC but I think they should have to know what they are selling. And no false advertising.
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Songster

    1,741
    12
    171
    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    My TSC had theirs labeled in bins, and every chick I got has turned out to be a pullet! They golden comets, black sex links, white rocks, and columbian rocks. They must have ordered all pullets!
     
  7. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    933
    12
    176
    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    they should have know which were which...i'm sorry...it's not too late to go get more...they'll still be big enough by winter if you get them now!

    I hatched a lot of eggs this year...my 1st year hatching...my roo to pullet ratio is like 80:20 [​IMG] plus 2 times I bought straight run chicks and I got 1 hen, maybe 2 out of 7...i'm a roo magnet I guess!
    What happened to 50:50!?!?

    I would go back there and complain to get replacement chicks at minimum...if they sold you the white one's out of the sexlink bin they are all roos and that would have been known! Think of all of your time, money and upset! if you don't call and complain, give me their #....

    p.s. Andora- I've noticed most feed stores order sexed chicks because more people would like them and they can sell them for a little more...you are lucky that they were ALL girls...even sexed chicks aren't 100%!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  8. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    7,000
    16
    251
    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:They weren't sexed, but the employees said they were all "supposed" to be pullets. Of course, they were also supposed to be White Leghorns and, instead, they're all Red Sex Links! ARGH!!

    That would explain the boy thing. Red sex link boys are white as chicks.
     
  9. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:I just sent an email to corporate. For anyone else that's had problems, their CS # is 877-872-7721. I'm going to wait to see what they say, as one store employee told my DH to email and raise holy heck. He said another person did that and had all their money refunded. I told them in the email that I was raising these chicks for eggs, so the cockerels are not going to be any good to me and I'm going to have to get rid of them - ARGH! [​IMG]
     
  10. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    798
    4
    143
    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    a friend & i went to tsc & i got 8 chicks & she got 7 .. we both only ended up with 1 pullet each ... yes they were st run but honestly how could there be that many roos ??!!!! i could see at least 3 pullets each but only 1.. sounds like they sex em b4 shipping . they came from mt healthy . its so disappointing when you grow em for 8-10 weeks to find out you have to find new homes for them ( they are bantams)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: