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Tractor Supply Lied To Me!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ragerkid2, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa
    I went through TWO WHOLE FREQKING YEARS OF CONVONCING to get to parents to say yes to getting chickens!!! So I called my local TSC and they were all out. Apparently chickens go like crazy. So I called a store about 35 min away (Somerset Pa) and they said they had 9 RED PULLET. I said to re guy working "are you sure these are EGG LAYING HENS? he assured me that they were. I saod are you sure they will be RED chickens??? He assured me they would be red. He said he only had 9 left I said perfect Ill be there in 35 minutes. My mom and I Litterly RAN out of my house and drove their!!!! I wasn't showered yet or anything!!! I got there and try were cleaning the bins and the lady gave us nine chicks. I was ESTATIC!!! I came home got them in there brooder, heat lamps were pee heated, I filled up the water jug, food bowl, then I took them and dipped there beaks in water so they drank. I did EVERYTHING I WAS SUPPOSED TO!!! Two weeks later these thongs have feathers on their feet and are whate and black!!! The one is huge compared to the others. I'm like what the heck are these thigs?!?! I called and there line ohhh I don't know what they are. I called back one other time and they said I'm sorry. Ifyou want you can call re manager from mon-fri 8-3... So my mother called and the lady checked what she got it the day we got our chicks.... She said they were what brahmas... She said okay are they good egg layers? She said Hmmmm it was a straight run. I am devastated because my mom won't let me keep the roosters! And then the phone call was over. My dad wasn't happy at all!!! [none of us were] he said I want a refund or somthing. They said the manager just had a family emergency and hatch leave short notice but the asst.. Manager assured us that our problem would be fixed. So my dad has to call tommorw morning to see if he can gret us more chicks and or if we can get our money back... I really want more chicks because some of the ones I want now will be roosters light barahams aret great egg layers! I have to give away my babys! I spend hours with them a day! Taming them and getting them used to people. Has anyone els had this problem and do you think they will order chicks for me? it's almost easter and they said at my local stre today they wot be getting any more in. But I did t get them at my local store it was in sometset.

  2. WalkerH

    WalkerH Songster

    TSC often labels their bins wrong. I was told my GLW were RIR and my Americuanas were Leghorns, it happens, and quite often. I would be upset too, but heck life happens and people make mistakes. At least you have the chickens. Brahmas I think are cute, I doubt it will be too difficult to sell them on craigslist. As for getting more, perhaps you can just order from a hatchery or find someone local who breeds the type you want. I am sure they didn't mean to misinform you, they just didn't know the correct answer. You can't exactly blame a person who doesn't know diddly-squat about chickens to tell you the correct answer.
  3. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    post up on here around where you are on a thread called "wherever you live" inserting your city in the quotes. then ask about some local chickens.
  4. 2many2count

    2many2count Songster

    Oct 23, 2010
    Check a local feed store and see what they may have available. They usually are more knowledgeable of chicks that which might help you out as well.
    I wish you the best in your dealings with TSC and getting more chicks....[​IMG]
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    Brahmas are my favorite breed! They should lay an average 3 eggs a week. They are the nicest chicken I have in my flock.
  6. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I think Brahmas are pretty birds! Good luck!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Brahmas are great birds. I have two hens over four years old that still lay several eggs each week. TSC didn't lie-they just don't know anything about chickens unless they are lucky enough to have a true chicken enthusiast on their staff (mostly, they don't).

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Many TSC employees just don't know. Chick sales are a seasonal thing and apparently they are not well prepped for this endeavor. Understand that even if you get chicks from the sexed pullet bin a certain percentage may be cockerels. The only surefire "pullets" are the sex links.
  9. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    I love Brahmas and think they are actually pretty decent layers - usually got about 4-5 eggs a week each from my hens. If I was close to you I would take them off your hands in a heartbeat! The roosters (in my experience) are very sweet and FULL of personality - they are my favs over the hens. Is it bad to admit that since I originally got chickens for egg laying, lol? I don't have a TSC around here just Orschelins and they order from Estes - they don't carry any kind of Brahma at all [​IMG] But, I understand why you are mad - if I ordered a certain kind of chick and got something else altogether and mixed run to boot...well I'd be pretty upset. I bet you could probably work a trade with someone near you for different chickens though. Good luck, hope you find them a good home and find something else that is more what you were looking for to begin with.
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I work at a feed store and we recieved 50 barred rock chicks that were clearly marked from the hatchery as pullets. I took one look and said these are not all pullets. My manager said they are labeled pullets so mark them as pullets. Well 3 weeks later we are replacing chicks that we sold as pullets that were straight run as I told my manager. Hatcheries do make mistakes as well as employees, and as said previously most people that work at feed store have no idea as they only have chicks for a short time and they are not trained to identify them. I know what most LF chicks look like but bantams I am still learning and when we get bantams they are only labeled assortied. Also sexing is not exact except in sex links. I bought a SLW out of pullets and am getting pretty sure this one is a roo.

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