How long do mail order chicks take to arrive? - Page 2
I know how your feeling. this is my first time ordering from a hatchery and I'm a nervous wreck. mine ship out April 11 and I live in California. They are express shipping from Ohio. I ordered all the way back in January and I've waited so long it will just kill me if they don't make it. I have one of a very rare breed and if I loose her she can't be replaced ;(. They won't be hatching any more...sigh...I feel sick with worry. please pray for my chicks and I will pray for yours!
Ok, that sounds like a plan. I don't know if it'll help you for future orders or not, but between my first chicks I got from the feed store and these that I ordered, I bought a couple more than I actually wanted just in case they all didn't make it. Of course my first flock all made it so now I have five extra birds but I managed to make accommodations for them. Chicken math is alive and well in me. If I keep going at this rate I'll have chickens in every corner of my yard.
I sure will! I will take lots of pictures! I sure pray they make it alright and get here quickly like yours did!After all this waiting since January I can't believe the time has actually almost came to get them! I best get working on their brooder! ( a dog cage) (very large dog cage!)
Did you happen to order from Metzers? My ducklings from Metzers are shipping today and I too would like the day off to be as hasty as possible getting them to the brooder. I'm one state closer, over here in central Kansas.
No, I ordered from Papa's Poultry, small operation but really nice guy. Got some crested cream legbars and olive eggers from him.