Tsc Rant!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hennyhandler, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I have heard many on here talk about TSC and how they don't know what they are talking about or that they aren't very good but I can get over that. What kills me is I went in there to look at getting some waterers and more feed for my ducklings I am getting soon. [​IMG] I just had to go to the back to the chicks and duckling just to look of course and some didn't have food, just little crumbs and the ducks had wet matted litter and they were a little wet and smelled. I know this happens and I try my best to get over this but then this man reached in and picked up a chick and I thought it looked funny but didn't get a good luck and then my dad leaned over and said it was DEAD. [​IMG]
    I watched the man put the chick back into the brooder and some chicks went over to it and kinda pecked at it. My dad caught an employees attention and told him about it and the guy said oh, went over there and scooped it out real quick turning it into his hand as he looked around like he didn't want anyone to see it. Now, I know why he didn't want anyone to see and I get it but it was still a little upsetting and I ALSO know that there are chicks that do die for whatever reasons but it still bothers me. I understand that the other chicks could have trampled it or something was wrong with it but...

    I don't feel and have never felt the same care for their chicks and ducks as I do other places. [​IMG] They have good supplies and options but when it comes to direct care I don't feel it is up to par as other stores.
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    [​IMG] I could'nt handle seeing something like that either. [​IMG] I would have went off the deep end, and probally kept a going!
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Songster

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    I just got finished filling out a complaint form to corporate office. If you are not going to take care of and treat them as living, breathing and feeling animals, DON'T SELL THEM!

    Micah
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    The only problem I have had with them was when they were participating voluntarily to the nais project. I refused to give my name or telephone number to them, and paid cash for all. As far as the chicks go, it happens. Chicks shipped in large numbers, crowded into multiple feed troughs, handled by at least 1-2 employees per day not to mention the gaggle of folks who shouldn't handle them at all, things happen. And the way those stores are staffed, to have a truely dry clean enviroment for as many chooks as they are moving, they'd have to dedicate a couple of folks to just oversee and guard the chicks for the day. The highest count I've ever seen at tsc is 4-5 employees at once, and often times just the 2 cashiers and 1 person floating around help folks in the store. ('nother rant for 'nother day)
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I totally agree with you on that one, Micah! This is beginning to become a theme with Tractor Supply.
    The best way to make a point, if you have a problem with a particular business is to not frequent them-that sends a louder message than anything else.
     
  6. bunchmtnfarm

    bunchmtnfarm In the Brooder

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    good morning

    i called and complain about a tracter supply store in my area cartersville, ga store

    they have nooo clue what kind of chicks they were selling s.r. chicks or assorted reds chicks because no one had put signs on the tanks

    soo i told the customer service person at corp. what i thought about tractor supply selling chicks,ducks and rabbits

    if you are selling to the public you need to know the basic information to help a customer take care of this animals


    sooo as of yesterday i'm banned from the tractor supply in cartersville ga because i told the truth about the manager if you run a store know what you are selling

    i spent over 3000.00 in that one store alone

    i will never buy another thing from tractor supply again

    i will stick with local own feed stores in my area


    thanks and have a bless day
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:How in blue blazes can they ban you from their store(no big loss for you in my opinion)? Do the people in the store know who you are or what you look like? If they really did this, this sounds like a legal issue and I would contact my local newspaper or TV station.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Quote:They banned you for complaining???? And this was corporate that banned you???? WOW
     
  9. bunchmtnfarm

    bunchmtnfarm In the Brooder

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    hi

    i know alot of the employees in the store because some of them are my friends

    the manager banned me from the store yesterday because he said i sent a email to tractor supply

    i'm in the store all the time and i was tired of the way the store is being run


    this is not the first time i've had problems with tractor supply

    last year my name was used by a team leader for some returns on some cattle panel


    sooo i know alot that goes on at this store that is not right
     
  10. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Songster

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    Quote:Same thing with our store about how the chicks/ducklings/rabbits are being housed. We did end up buying 4 ducklings out of pity because there had to be at least 100 ducklings stuffed into one galvanized water trough, with NO feed ( I put some in there for em) little water, and wet, matted shavings. All of them were wet and crammed under one brooder lamp. Two of the 4 ducklings we bought died (one few hours after we got it, one next day), but we got a refund back from the two dead ducklings (and we buried them outside our house). The chicks are in much better condition, although we did see some dead chicks in the bins a couple days ago. The bunnies are in OK condition, too.....

    I think if TSC can't take BASIC CARE of their chicks/ducklings/rabbits during Chick Days, then they should just end the program. But then again, they probably make a good amount of $$ off of it, but can't SOMEONE in management or corporate see how the babies are being handled/ housed???
     

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