BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New member
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New member

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I have 7 older hens given to me by a neighbor about a year ago and just ordered 10 new chicks. Originally the chicks were supposed to ship after April 5th when we get back from vacation, but there was a mix up and they shipped yesterday. We leave at the end of March for 6 days. The chicks will only be 3 weeks old and I am very concerned about leaving them alone for a week. They will be kept in a separate coop placed in a barn. We may be able to get a neighbor to check on them, but will that be enough? Any suggestions?
post #2 of 8

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply
post #3 of 8

I really think that is too much responsibility for a neighbor to handle.  Chicks are very fragile young, and can get themselves in all sorts of trouble - some may even be flying by then.  Unless you have a neighbor that has  chickens I would not leave them.  I know it's easy for me to say,  I don't take trips or vacations,  but animals would win out.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Very sadly all 10 chicks died during shipping. I picked the box up this morning, first thing. Poor little girls were already stiff. I feel horrible.
post #5 of 8

:welcome

 

So sorry about the chicks not making it to you alive. I hope you've contacted the hatchery (or whoever sent them) and told them what happened. You should be able to get a refund or credit.

 

Again, sorry about your loss.

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, I did. They responded immediately with an apology. They are reshipping after April 5th. I live in a small town and the post mistress said she's never had a whole box show up dead. Thank you for your support.
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by beckyearls View Post

Yes, I did. They responded immediately with an apology. They are reshipping after April 5th. I live in a small town and the post mistress said she's never had a whole box show up dead. Thank you for your support.

 

 

I hope things work out better for you next time :fl

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm still confused on where to post a question. I got the new batch today, only 3 made it alive and 2 were barely moving, but we are nursing them back as best we can. My question has to do with feeding. The guy at the feed store sold us 'chick to hen' food and said it would work for new babies. But I'm wondering if this is correct?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New member