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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post

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.

It's a huge stress, from either end as well...

And I remember the ducklings... th.gif
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Until I started shipped, I never realized how much work it is to ship - live birds or eggs.  Eggs though are easier and less stressful.  And don't forget that breeders don't get the same great shipping rates the hatcheries do.  I'd love it if I could ship a box of chicks for only $11.  Any of you remember a few years ago the hatcheries were complaining about having to pay even that much?  They wanted their customers to sign petitions.  I wouldn't do it.  The hatcheries charge those shipping costs right back to the customer anyway.

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It's a huge stress, from either end as well...

And I remember the ducklings... th.gif

 

 

??  :hu

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I behaved.  I did not bid on either of those RBA auctions I wanted.

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Until I started shipped, I never realized how much work it is to ship - live birds or eggs.  Eggs though are easier and less stressful.  And don't forget that breeders don't get the same great shipping rates the hatcheries do.  I'd love it if I could ship a box of chicks for only $11.  Any of you remember a few years ago the hatcheries were complaining about having to pay even that much?  They wanted their customers to sign petitions.  I wouldn't do it.  The hatcheries charge those shipping costs right back to the customer anyway.

Hatcheries only ship day olds too, and figure in a lot of shipping costs into the chicks... plus their minimums are usually 15-25 so it's more cost effective as well... hmm.png

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??  hu.gif

A box of ducklings got lost in shipping... she called all over and raised h*ll with USPS to locate them... they were located, permission given to open the box to feed and water them and they were put on a special flight to the recipient... think they were in transit for 5 days but every single one made it...
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A box of ducklings got lost in shipping... she called all over and raised h*ll with USPS to locate them... they were located, permission given to open the box to feed and water them and they were put on a special flight to the recipient... think they were in transit for 5 days but every single one made it...

 

Sweeet!  A happy ending for a change!

post #6937 of 10481
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Sweeet!  A happy ending for a change!

Yup... but credit for that goes to minihorse... she wouldn't take the 'We can't do anything until it's scanned' for an answer... smile.png
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post #6938 of 10481
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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.
$100 SOLD! I'm at work so I'll message you later!big_smile.png
post #6939 of 10481
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

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

I'm well aware. I didn't include that cost either because it will be different in every case.

 

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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post

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.

At least you worry and care.

 

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Until I started shipped, I never realized how much work it is to ship - live birds or eggs.  Eggs though are easier and less stressful.  And don't forget that breeders don't get the same great shipping rates the hatcheries do.  I'd love it if I could ship a box of chicks for only $11.  Any of you remember a few years ago the hatcheries were complaining about having to pay even that much?  They wanted their customers to sign petitions.  I wouldn't do it.  The hatcheries charge those shipping costs right back to the customer anyway.

I figured it wouldn't be as big of a hassle as it was.

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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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$100 SOLD! I'm at work so I'll message you later!big_smile.png

 

I haven't set the eggs yet.  I just wanted to know if I could find homes for the chicks if I set the eggs.  As much as I'd to grow out more AC, I don't want young birds going into winter.  I just couldn't put these eggs in the fridge.  :P  The eggs will go into the incubator tonight and we will see how many are good.  Some of these eggs are two weeks old.

 

The girls are slowing down again, and going broody again (three now, dang it!), so I don't know when I'll be able to host another game.

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