Cackle hatchery's Hatchery Surprise- Anybody got this before? - Page 281
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Yikes! I hate hearing news like this. You all have my deepest sympathies.
It's not often the PO completely loses track of a parcel. My problem is that I live waaaaaaaay out in the hinterlands. If certain connections aren't made, it adds a day onto the trip.
If you are far enough away that there might be problems, please act early and alert your local postal clerks, and ask them if they would please alert the nearest distribution center. Your phone numbers should be on the outside of the package and if there is a delay, there are helpful folks at the distribution center who should call you. That gives you some options, such as hopping in the car and driving hours to save the fluffybutts. Or asking someone to do that drive, or someone you know closer to the distribution center.
My 2 Surprise Packages are scheduled for 16 May hatch, and I've put in for the 18th and the 19th as days off. I'm tickled to have that luxury, although my partner would make the 3-hour drive if I hadn't done that. I wasn't sure at the time of the order receipt if he would be here by then. I've made a contact downstate who will call me from the plant of the boxes don't make the truck. Actually, he'll call me if they do, so I will be down at the PO at 6:30 when the truck rolls in.
Because I have contingency plans in place, it is unlikely I'll need them. I've found the universe tends to work that way.
Edited by Liddy - 4/3/16 at 12:17pm
Looking through some of the hatcheries specials I came across Cackle Hatchery's Hatchery Surprise. It is 39.95. Below is what I copied and pasted below. My question is- Has anybody got this assortment before and is it really a bargain? Also has anyone ordered from Cackle before. Would like some feedback from those who have . It doesn't make clear what kind of birds and was wondering if this possibley includes ducks and geese also.
Thanks - Wayne
No choice of kind or amount of birds but we guarantee a bargain.
Hatchery Choice are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age
Breed Abbrv Group QTY Price
Hatchery Surprise Hatchery Choice 1
We just ordered from cackle. So
@Liddy -- agreed! There were lots of numbers on the package, and I alerted the PO about the chicks weeks ago (I have some ducklings shipping tomorrow from Metzer's and a preorder with Holderreads, so I have made sure they know how to reach me even if the package doesn't say!). I spoke to three different people starting Friday afternoon when the box didn't show and they informed me that they couldn't help me track the package down because it hadn't been scanned at any point along the route. Between Wednesday 9pm and midnight Friday it could have been anywhere. I would have been happy to drive a bunch at weird hours if I'd had the chance
Only two of them are still looking unwell and I've been packing the little guys with electrolytes. It was just horrible to lose so many to something so avoidable.
1st day-2 dead in site and 3 were week and lot were slow.
That night 3 more died and few were weak.that morning 3 more dead and more week we are now at 11 dead.
I have nice broody box double heat lamps run to keep cool 2-gallons of water and 2 food dishes.plus only was ship 45 so now at 35.not happy camper but that's livestock for you
I've followed this thread religiously for the past couple months. Just so everyone has an idea I ordered my surprise box Feb 7 and received it today April 8. After a sleepless night bc my box left Kansas city at 8:37 PM last night it arrived here in central Texas at 3:41 am. I don't post much just bc I'm still trying to learn but I thought I was pretty good at identifying birds. Boy was I wrong! I got 50 birds 1 was DOA so I'm at 49. 48 are looking great 1 is kinda slow. I know I got 2 ducks I think they are Swedish blacks. I specifically requested ducks turkeys and anything that'd give me food but no bantams. They put my request on the invoice. I also called them the morning of shipping and reminded them I want ducks and turkeys. The lady said she'd put another note and I got a copy of my invoice covered in stickers that said ducks and turkeys. I'll post pics shortly for help IDing.
Your ducks are rouens I believe.