What is w/ people??? (VENT)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mustangsaguaro, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put an ad up on craigslist for chicks I will have for sale at the end of this month beginning of March. This person has been on my waiting list and I emailed her today to confirm she was still interested. She came back and said she didn't want straight run chicks. Just wanted egg laying birds. Do people not read ads. In my ad I specifically stated that all chicks would be straightrun and explained that I would not guarantee they would be getting all females or males.

    I did email this person back and told her if she wanted all females I would guarantee her that but the price would go up for all females. Is this fair of me to do?

    Kim
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure. You have to keep them and feed them awhile to see if they're female, right? Certainly, pullets cost more than cockerels anyway. People are so dumb sometimes, aren't they?
     
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I would have left it at a straight, sorry I can't guarantee the sex of chicks, that is why I put straight run only in the ad .

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Julie makes a good point. It takes alot to house birds for awhile like that. If you don't want to do it, just tell her that wasn't the deal here.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    dont even bother working with her. She sjould have read what you wrote. i really dislike those kind of people. you should have said sorry. straight run only.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Or you could tell her thats the way it is, and put a new ad on CL and find new buyers. Dont let her tell you how it will be. I think you will probably have people happy to come pick out their own chicks. You can advertise for people to choose their own chicks. You could tell her that is how you are offering them.
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  7. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ad did say straight run. However it did not say straight run only. I explained what straight run is b/c I figure a lot of people reponding to the ad, don't know what straight run means unless they are in the business, or know something about chickens. This is what my ad said (see below). Do you guys see anything wrong w/ this ad?

    In mid March I will have some Ameraucana chicks for sale. If your wanting some chickens and this breed lays the blue egg then contact me. I will only have a limited amounts available. Contact me to get on the list (first come/first serve). Please let me know how many you want. If you want more than 4 chicks I will give a small discount. You pick up or can deliver w/in 45 minutes of Morgan Hill area. Chicks will be straight run. In otherwords they have not been sexed so cannot guarantee if you will be getting males or females.
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    you said what straight run is in the description.
     
  9. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I figured. I just needed to vent so I hope you guys don't mind. At least I have 2 other people wanting chicks. One wanted 20 and he put a deposit down for them. And I had another person want 14. So can't say that's to bad.

    Kim
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thats pretty darn good in my book!
     

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