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post #11 of 18
I just got an order from Cackle. They had a shipment date all ready for me. And I got a call from.the post office just after 6am to come get them. They took 2 days to arrive to me in WA.
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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. 

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Just a quick note, all my birds arrived this morning A-Ok, so the total time en-route was about 48 hours. I was impressed with the care Murray McMurray took in packing and shipping; overall it was a very good experience and I plan on ordering from them again in the future.

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 18
YAY♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I just hope mine come alive and well on the 11th!smile.png you chicks are too cute! Congratulations!
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Thanks realsis! I'll be rootin' for you on the 11th. Let us know when they arrive..

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Thanks realsis! I'll be rootin' for you on the 11th. Let us know when they arrive..

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! smile.png I best get working on their brooder! ( a dog cage) (very large dog cage!) smile.png
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I certainly feel a lot better. smile.png My chicks took roughly 36 hours to get from CA to MO if that helps.

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.
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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.
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