Petition to Request Tractor Supply Company Post Notifications Regarding Chicks
We, the undersigned, as poultry farmers, backyard flock keepers, and chicken lovers, do hereby solemnly request that Tractor Supply Company (TSC) institute a Notification System to be used during TSC's annual "Chick Days." This notification system would involve each Tractor Supply Company store (or, if possible, one store to cover a specific region) create an account at BackyardChickens.com (http://www.backyardchickens.com). Through this account, TSC would post notifications on the "Raising Chicks" forum regarding: 1. The arrival of new chicks (ie., "Today we received 2 dozen Cornish X, 1 dozen Golden Comets, and 2 dozen assorted bantams" 2. The status of the store's chicks (ie, "We've reduced the price on our week-old Assorted Red Pullets to 79¢ each") 3. Any chick that is in dire need of adoption due to injury (ie, "We have a bantam whose toe has been flayed by the other chicks in its brooder; can someone please adopt it?" or "We have a Golden Comet pullet whose tailfeathers have been pulled out by its brooder mates; can someone please adopt it?") By posting these notifications to the "Raising Chicks" forum on BackyardChickens.com, not only does TSC do itself a service — connecting directly with those most willing and able to buy the chicks — but also allows those chicks who need assistance to be adopted by people who are knowledgeable in the care of chickens. Creating an account takes all of two minutes. Posting a weekly update or an update as needed for an injured chick takes about a minute. We, the undersigned, hope that TSC will approve and adopt these minor measures company-wide to provide the best for the chicks TSC stocks.