What I Saw At the Feed Store

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Catalina, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    I went to the local feed store yesterday to buy some chicken stuff. When I walked into the store I could hear chicks.
    Yay! They finally got their chicks in, but......I couldn't find any chicks in the entire store. [​IMG]
    But I could hear them cheeping!!!

    Finally, when I was checking out I found the chicks. There was a small cardboard hatchery box (still sealed) sitting on a table by the front door.
    I guess someone ordered them, but couldn't the feed store employees put them somewhere warm?!?
    It was 7 degrees outside and people were opening and closing the door all the time.

    Poor chickies. [​IMG]

  2. Beau coop

    Beau coop Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Our local feed mill here is taking orders for chicks, but tractor supply isn't yet.
    But we are getting closer to SPRING! [​IMG]
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    That is very sad. We rescued a half-dead chick from a situation like that, by an open freezing door, she had mega pasty butt and was really small. She made a full recovery, thank goodness!
  4. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Yeah!! SPRING !! Bring it On!! Can't wait... They should leave the chickies in a warmer part of the store! [​IMG]

  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Did you not protest to the staff?
  6. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Poor little chickies. [​IMG]

    When you special order from Tractor Supply, how does it work? I called my store to see when they were getting chicks in this spring and the guy said he thought maybe they were coming the second week of March, maybe from Mt. Healthy, and I could special order some, but when I asked when he needed my order by he said maybe in March.


    So I'm kind of nervous to order with them...
  7. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    I hope their combined body heat kept them warm enough. [​IMG]

  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    OH, I'd have given them a piece of my mind...not that I have much to spare....
  9. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    Yeah, some of my friends think I'm kinda airheaded too!

  10. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Songster

    Feb 14, 2009
    I would have either raised a stink about it or just stole them LOL

    Seriously though, I would have informed somebody that I wouldn't be bringing my business there anylonger unless they showed a lttle more compassion towards the living creatures in their stead... that's their business, if they don't care anymore for little sweet babies, to make sure they're as comfortable as possible, then how can you feel they care about your animals at all? How can you take advice from them or feel they carr feed that is best for your animals?

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