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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post
 

 

Right! - The surplus shipping fee cumulatively is enough to cover shipping for the prize, therefor there is no shipping charge.  But because previous players are the ones who cumulative are covering the shipping, only previous winners may participate in the "showcase showdown".

 

Trifecta or weekend long game sounds fun, but let's save the extra long games for the extra special prizes.  I've got two dozen AC eggs too old to ship.  Anyone interested in taking chicks off my hands if I set these eggs?  Shipping fee would be substantially higher, like $100. We can do a "triple crown" for this prize, win three games to win the chicks.

Yikes... i'd love your chicks, but 100 in shipping is a lot! lol

 

Then again, I'm the person thinking of spending 75 dollars per bird for a pair of sebastapol geese.... :hide

post #6922 of 10481
You buy Sebbies and I'll buy eggs
post #6923 of 10481
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Yikes... i'd love your chicks, but 100 in shipping is a lot! lol

 

Then again, I'm the person thinking of spending 75 dollars per bird for a pair of sebastapol geese.... :hide

 

Well you know, postage will vary between $45-$75 depending on age of birds when shipped, box between $4-$15, again depending on age of birds, heat packs are $4 each, grogel, etc.  Shipping chicks is a PITA, especially when you don't do it on a regular basis and so don't all your ducks in a row.

post #6924 of 10481
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post
 

 

Well you know, postage will vary between $45-$75 depending on age of birds when shipped, box between $4-$15, again depending on age of birds, heat packs are $4 each, grogel, etc.  Shipping chicks is a PITA, especially when you don't do it on a regular basis and so don't all your ducks in a row.

I forget you guys need heatpacks in other states.

 

If you put a heatpack and ship to texas, you'll overheat the birds. lol

 

Mine are always sweating when I get them. It's 70 at night here, and 90+ during the daytime still.

post #6925 of 10481
How many chicks would be shipped in a box
post #6926 of 10481
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post

Well you know, postage will vary between $45-$75 depending on age of birds when shipped, box between $4-$15, again depending on age of birds, heat packs are $4 each, grogel, etc.  Shipping chicks is a PITA, especially when you don't do it on a regular basis and so don't all your ducks in a row.

X2!!

Those 'special shipping boxes' are pricey! Buying them in bulk you can get the cost down, but that's a chunk alone there too! Just buying a single box for a single bird is like $11 at the cheapest but then there's the $20 shipping fee to get it to you to use on top of that! ep.gif


That's an amazing offer, cj!!! Think the cheapest I have seen AC's from someone reputable like yourself is no less than $350 for just 6 chicks... I so wish I could afford to go for those, but my other half just switched jobs and our washing machine took a dive last night, ugh...
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post #6927 of 10481
Speaking of ACs, my eggs are still looking good. 11/12 still going last check. The dropped one bit the dust, poor thing. sad.png I also have 2 pipped guinea fowl this morning!!!


And for a prize like that, I'd bust into savings in a heartbeat.
Edited by generaldsherman - 10/17/16 at 9:32am

1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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post #6928 of 10481
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post
 

 

Well you know, postage will vary between $45-$75 depending on age of birds when shipped, box between $4-$15, again depending on age of birds, heat packs are $4 each, grogel, etc.  Shipping chicks is a PITA, especially when you don't do it on a regular basis and so don't all your ducks in a row.

So well said. In fact, even shipping eggs is a PITA if one doesn't do it all the time and have all the materials at hand.

It isn't a simple thing of pulling any old box out of your basement, sticking the birds in the box, writing the address on the box and putting a stamp on it.

 

The boxes have to be USPS approved - that is for the welfare of the birds.

The boxes are pricey and as ravynfallen said, in addition to buying the approved boxes, one must pay the high price of shipping the boxes to the bird seller.

One has to decide if they are going to ship birds once or twice or on a regular basis. It doesn't make sense to buy 24 boxes if they're going to sit in storage forever.

The boxes have to be assembled and appropriate bedding like excelsior pads added. Additional material and shipping costs.

You have to prepare the birds. In winter, you need to keep roosters in a warm space so you aren't shipping a bird with frostbitten combs.

Ideally, one should make sure their birds are conditioned for the stress of shipment. That could take 2 days or more of making sure they're well hydrated before going into the box and if conditions of extreme heat or cold, they should have their environment moderated.

If using heat packs, one must evaluate shipping distance and the proper heat pack to enclose whether that be 12 hour, 24, 36, 48, etc..

Those have to be purchased well in advance and adding more shipping charges.

You have to have done your due diligence to have annual blood tests to be NPIP. You have to properly complete the NPIP forms, include one with shipment and then send copies to the state.

Then there is hand carrying the birds to the best postal facility for rapid processing.

I'm sure I forgot other hassles. I for one am not going to go through all that work for free.

 

I recommend if anyone wants to complain about shipping and handling charges, they drive to the breeder, pick them up and drive them back home.

Unless one is in state, that could be a multiday trip. Shipping is still cheaper.

 

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Originally Posted by kajira View Post
 

I forget you guys need heatpacks in other states.

 

If you put a heatpack and ship to texas, you'll overheat the birds. lol

 

Mine are always sweating when I get them. It's 70 at night here, and 90+ during the daytime still.

Perhaps a 12 or 24 hour heat pack would get them there.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/17/16 at 10:19am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #6929 of 10481
Heck, CC... I wasn't even talking about the bird shipping fee... $20 was the shipping fee for buying a single live bird box just to get the box FOR shipping a bird... hmm.png
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post #6930 of 10481
I don't think a lot of buyers realize just how much work goes into shipping live birds. Its a huge stress on me to ship then cause I'm a worry wart.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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