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Welcome To Chicken On-Line Videos!
Hi! come visit Blue Star Ranch and see our quality poultry farm for yourself! This page is to 'eggsplain" the few "bad Social Media reviews about Blue Star Ranch." Sometimes a customer that does not understand the laws of Natural Selection, (or Mother Nature) or how chickens immune system operates. Occasionally, those customers will then post their rage on social media. We sell all chickens "as is" and each customer chooses the chickens they wish to purchase. There is some risk of loss in raising agricultural animals.
Fact: 90% of ALL chicks are carriers of Mycoplasma. The disease is passed from the hen to the egg. Mycoplasma is carried in the air, passed from rodents or even birds flying overhead. The simple stress of moving a chick/started pullet or hen from one pen to the other can trigger an outbreak. Most of the time it can be cured on its own in a mild case. Other factors include changing weather and if you have a hardy breed.
Folks! If you want to raise chickens please understand what you are doing, the risks involved and most of what you read on the internet about raising chickens is through rose-colored glasses! But no worries, chickens are instinctive birds and are really easy to keep!
*** Read our policy on buying poultry and that buyers assume all risks! ***
There is a learning curve to raising a flock of chickens! We are an agricultural business and do NOT replace chickens with cash or credit refunds as we have no way of knowing what happens to chickens (snakes, rats, pet or wild dogs, raccoons, hawks, drowning, bad weather related problems, or improper care....) that are purchased, nor the care they are given once they leave our farm. There are NO OTHER FARMS that replace live outdoor farm chickens either.
All chickens that live in outdoor coops health is subject to the changing weather & environmental living conditions. Free-Ranging chickens also has risks to predators and bacterial illnesses. All outdoor chicks or hens can pick up mites or small bugs (all birds outdoors can pick up bugs!) The real truth is, raising chicks or establishing a coop for a flock of hens takes time, experience, and skill. Learning everything right away isn’t something you can master by visiting backyard chickens chat room!
About Blue Star Ranch Sales & Reviews
As with many established businesses over the years, we have MANY happy repeat customers that buy chickens from Blue Star Ranch. And now and again there are customers that I will refuse and not sell chickens to in the future. (to whiny micro-aggressive trouble makers, I suggest you shop elsewhere!)
Too many customers arrive here at Blue Star Ranch all fresh and dreamy eyed from reading the glowing stories about how happy you will be when owning chickens. You CAN be, but there is also risk and responsibility in raising chickens too! You the new chicken owner need to know this before buying chickens (read on!)
FOLKS! IT'S REALLY SIMPLE! UNDERSTAND THE LAWS OF NATURAL SELECTION & MOTHER NATURE! - CHICKENS ARE LIVING ANIMALS!
This information is all on my website for people to read. 99% of people READ AND UNDERSTAND this information above, but there is 1% that feel that this information does not apply to them and they are due cash refunds or more free chickens.
Some folks (usually young people that have never even SEEN a chicken before) become "personally offended" if their chicken wanders off and something happens to it! (or if it drowns during a flood or gets sick in cold wet weather) IF YOU NEED INFORMATION ABOUT CHICKENS WATCH THESE ACTUAL FARM VIDEOS HERE - ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE IS BETTER THAN SEARCHING CHAT- ROOMS FOR ADVICE!
This is a sample below of a customer that has left a "bad review" for Blue Star Ranch:
Sometimes the most in-experienced and typically young customers are the FIRST ones to call and say "that chicken you sold me 3 months ago died" Then they proceed to demand instant refunds or resort to social media threats! Remember, before the purchase of poultry this same customer never even SAW or HELD a chicken but now this angry "offended" customer seems to have acquired a vast amount of knowledge in the weeks or months since becoming a new chicken owner.
It seems that this person has suddenly acquired a Ph.D. masters of knowledge in poultry infectious diseases and proceeds to tell me everything I did wrong on raising chickens and why my coops are bad and unhealthy!
Folks! If you want to raise chickens please understand what you are doing, the risks involved and most of what you read on the internet about raising chickens is through rose-colored glasses! There is a learning curve to raising a flock of chickens! We are an agricultural business and do not replace chickens with cash or credit refunds as we have no way of knowing what happens to chickens (snakes, rats, pet or wild dogs, raccoons, hawks drowning, bad weather-related problems, or improper care....) that are purchased nor the care they are given once they leave our farm. We hope you understand our policy.
Understand that chickens are in fact farm agricultural animals that as of a generation ago were considered disposable by your parents and grandparents. People have changed, chickens, for the most part, are still the same birds. We suggest that is you are new to chickens to get plain hardy simple breeds to begin your pet chicken hobby.
Thank you! Mary Ann (aka "The Chicken Lady")