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quick question re: chick delivery

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Are chicks shipped to your doorstep? Or do you have to go get them at the post office? I'm thinking of ordering from My Pet Chicken, I live in St. Louis city.

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Are chicks shipped to your doorstep? Or do you have to go get them at the post office? I'm thinking of ordering from My Pet Chicken, I live in St. Louis city.

Depends on your post office. I am pretty rural and I just call my local post office to let them know I am expecting live birds and request they call me on arrival. Then I go pick them up. If your post office allows that I would suggest it as your best bet for live healthy chicks being delivered. Otherwise they ride around all day in a post office vehicle subject to jostling about and the weather.

Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 19 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 19 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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Post office. You don't want them in transit an extra 10 hours in a cold mail truck. Your phone # will be plastered on the outside of the box and you should get a call before the PO opens to come pick them up.
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Thanks :)

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I have been paying the extra charge for the fancy shipping and my post office comes right to my house in a special van, I am rural and get mine from MPC. I used to have to go get them at the PO at 6 in the morning, hopefully they keep coming to my door.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Hm, so I'll have some calls to make when it comes time to add to my flock--I either need to work out home delivery, or find a friend to pick them up for me. (The joys of no car of my own and a husband with a crazy work schedule!)
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