Since the USPS has been catching a lot of flack lately... I want to take a min to brag on them for such a good job they did for me this week. We had a cold front coming through so I knew the temps were going to drop back down out of the 90s and I had some chicks that needed to get to Washington State. The chicks are 3 weeks old and feathering quite nicely. I shipped a doz of them in an adult shipping box with shavings and 3 cups heaping over with Growgel B+. Didn't pack them up until Wed at 12:30 which gave me enough time to get them to the PO just before the truck got there to take them away. I didn't want them in the box any longer than need be. They were shipped via Express mail and all arrived safely in their new Mom's arms Thurs around 3:30 the very next day!!! So they were in route just a little over 24 hrs..and traveled from NH across the US to Washington! "Bravo"
I know there has been some discussion about not shipping older chicks... BUT.. these birds are like I said feathering over nicely and they filled that box let me tell you...12 of them with the empty box weighed 8.2 lbs. Soo there was warmth from body heat and shavings... yet.. the box is tall and vented which allowed for heat to rise. They arrived in great shape according to their new Mom.
I have some more if anybody is looking for some really nice fat chicks lol or maybe I should should say.. Phat Chicks :)
Nice.... PHAT! Just lovely lovely stuff.... I think the disposition on these birds is amazing.