BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade › Chicken Hatching Eggs › GAMES FOR EGGS and other fun prizes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

For Sale: GAMES FOR EGGS and other fun prizes - Page 695

post #6941 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post

Sweeet!  A happy ending for a change!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

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
I was super unhappy. I refused everything they said until I got something from them. That was ridiculous. Poor thing were shipped priority express and got stuck on a truck. Never scanned once they left my local PO. THEY ENDED UP IN COLORADO! Should have been in California! They were shipped monday...they arrive Saturday. sad.png

They were weak but alive. Had gro gel and a nest pad. I didn't heat pack them cause it was super hot 90+ outside. Poor guys. She said they all were alive but 2 were in bad shape. She lost one and the other survived. She still has all of them. This was last spring. It has her first time receiving shipped live birds. She never wants to do it again.
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.
Reply
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.
Reply
post #6942 of 10481
Unfortunately the best thing most of the post offices could come up with was, oh we will cover the cost of them if they are dead. hmm.png
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.
Reply
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.
Reply
post #6943 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post

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.  tongue.png   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.

One of my pullets has been walking around puffed up and growling for the last week! She's still laying so far, but she had started laying just barely over a month ago! gig.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post


I was super unhappy. I refused everything they said until I got something from them. That was ridiculous. Poor thing were shipped priority express and got stuck on a truck. Never scanned once they left my local PO. THEY ENDED UP IN COLORADO! Should have been in California! They were shipped monday...they arrive Saturday. sad.png

They were weak but alive. Had gro gel and a nest pad. I didn't heat pack them cause it was super hot 90+ outside. Poor guys. She said they all were alive but 2 were in bad shape. She lost one and the other survived. She still has all of them. This was last spring. It has her first time receiving shipped live birds. She never wants to do it again.

Don't blame her... but if not for your persistence, none may have survived... I recommend you to anyone looking for breeds you have... smile.png
~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
Reply
~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
Reply
post #6944 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post


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

And I remember the ducklings... th.gif

yep. I get shipped birds. I've lost some after shipping, and had one DOA - and then one die after.. 5 days with no food/water wasn't a good thing :( 

post #6945 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

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.

 

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

This is why I don't plan on getting involved in ever shipping day old chicks. especially after seeing what happens to small orders and small-time farmers who do it.

 

My guy managed to get the turkeys here alive, but I lost half the ducks he sent me this last week, when the post office screwed it up and he had no way to replace them because his ducks had stopped laying for the winter

post #6946 of 10481
This topic has got me curious. With the shipping boxes for chicks. .it's my understanding that you may use a priority flat rate box to ship chicks in as long as they have adequate spacing and vent holes and marked as live chicks. I couldn't find anything on Usps website saying hey had to be in the certain box. Just an adequate box. Not trying to ruffle any feathers at all. I'm just wondering if anyone has any further insight on this? I'd like to know in case I ever want to send chicks to someone.
Edited by bullets - 10/17/16 at 12:18pm

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

Reply

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

Reply
post #6947 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullets View Post

This topic has got me curious. With the shipping boxes for chicks. .it's my understanding that you may use a priority flat rate box to ship chicks in as long as they have adequate spacing and vent holes and marked as live chicks. I couldn't find anything on Usps website saying hey had to be in the certain box. Just an adequate box. Not trying to ruffle any feathers at all. I'm just wondering if anyone has any further insight on this? I'd like to know in case I ever want to send chicks to someone.

http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c5_008.htm

 

http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2009/pb22261/html/info1_002.htm    <--- approved box venders for transporting birds are listed here.

post #6948 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullets View Post

This topic has got me curious. With the shipping boxes for chicks. .it's my understanding that you may use a priority flat rate box to ship chicks in as long as they have adequate spacing and vent holes and marked as live chicks. I couldn't find anything on Usps website saying hey had to be in the certain box. Just an adequate box. Not trying to ruffle any feathers at all. I'm just wondering if anyone has any further insight on this? I'd like to know in case I ever want to send chicks to someone.

Had to be an approved manufacturer of live animal shipping containers... they don't specify as clearly about day old chicks as those are shipped in the majority by hatcheries... and hatcheries have to abide by the same set of rules but I think they usually order their boxes custom made to display their hatchery name...
~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
Reply
~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
Reply
post #6949 of 10481
Quote:
Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Had to be an approved manufacturer of live animal shipping containers... they don't specify as clearly about day old chicks as those are shipped in the majority by hatcheries... and hatcheries have to abide by the same set of rules but I think they usually order their boxes custom made to display their hatchery name...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kajira View Post

http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c5_008.htm

http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2009/pb22261/html/info1_002.htm    <--- approved box venders for transporting birds are listed here.

Those links are talking about adult fowl. In the section on day olds it does not say the box has to come from a n approved manufacturer. It just has a list of requirements for the shipping container. As far as I can tell you can use a box that is 'suitable'. Correct? Sorry guys. I really hope I'm not coming off as aargumentative. I'm a detail orientated person.
Edited by bullets - 10/17/16 at 12:38pm

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

Reply

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

Reply
post #6950 of 10481
I can guarantee refusal at all my local PO if they show up in a priority box that has been cut for air holes. The post offices I have dealt with consider this destruction of their personal property.

I had someone ship me chicks that way once. The local PO raised a fuss and I had to pay extra plus they were not going to let me have the chicks.
Edited by minihorse927 - 10/17/16 at 12:42pm
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.
Reply
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.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade › Chicken Hatching Eggs › GAMES FOR EGGS and other fun prizes