I ordered a bunch of broilers from Murray McMurray and got an email that they shipped today but the post office website doesn't have the estimated delivery date yet. I called MM and they said they could arrive any time in the next three days. I want to take off to be ready to picked them up at the PO as soon as they arrive but of course it'd be helpful to know exactly when they'll arrive. Do they typically arrive the next day or is it usually longer? This is my first time mail ordering birds so any info would be greatly appreciated.
How long do mail order chicks take to arrive?
Ok thanks. I saw where they picked the package up but it still doesn't have a delivery date on it yet. I'd think the trip would be awfully stressful on the birds. I ordered more than I originally wanted just in case there's a few losses. I don't think I'd survive a trip through the mail that's for sure. I have a hard enough time making it through the airports.
Call the Post Office and tell them to notify you as soon as they arrive. My PO let me contact the distribution center (one town over) and I requested that they contact me as soon as the chicks arrived. The called me ASAP (I could hear peeping in the background) and I left immediately. My were a day late- I was a nervous wreck! I had ordered 25 they sent 26 and luckily only 1 died. I had nightmares of having to pick up a box of dead chicks.
Thanks for the info everyone. This has made me realize the nice thing about getting chicks from the feed store or someone in town is you don't have the stress of wondering if all your chicks will make it or not. But I suppose the mail order hatcheries know what they're doing for the most part or they wouldn't be in business for very long. My PO order online now says they'll arrive Friday and the guy at the PO told me they always get chicks in by 10:00 AM, so I'll just go into work tomorrow and take off Friday so I'm ready the minute I see they arrive.. I'll feel a lot better when I get the birds home and in the brooder.
- Crazy for Silkies