I just had the worst experience. We ordered our first eight chicks from MPC two years ago and they were all healthy and fine. Since that went so well, we decided to order eight more from them this year. They were supposed to be shipped on Monday the 12th. I got a call that four of the chicks we wanted weren't available, so I needed to make a substitution. Told them what we wanted and they shipped out on Tuesday.
Thought we would get them for sure by Thursday and I had been in constant contact with my post office and they assured me they would call as soon as they arrived. They didn't come on Thursday. They were delivered today at 10am. Three were DOA. The others were in horrible shape.
We immediately put them under a heat lamp and got them all to drink sugar water. They perked up a bit and we were feeling optimistic. But a few hours later, three more were gone. One is just about to go right now, and the other one is looking ok but I don't think she'll make it through the night.
I don't know who dropped the ball on this one. I guess it's the post office's fault. But one thing I know for sure - I will NEVER EVER buy mail order chicks again as long as I live. Not worth the risk. I feel sick with guilt over sentencing these poor babies to a pitiful death. I'm heartbroken :(