Originally Posted by sjarvis00
sorry to hear of all the problems... We have been a certified hatchery for some time now, And I will openly state you got taken.. A chick box with pad is $4 at cost, and the chcik heating pads are $2. Express (3 day agurantee) for a 25 count of chicks is fixed at 8.50 less if you ship mass quantities and prepay for shipping. all the prices I provided are for small quantities. The PO should never allow shipments of live animals chciks included that are not express.
I no longer sell or ship chicks with the exception of shipments to good friends who are helping to work on some varieties of birds that need the help. But I never had a shipment cost me more that $15 total for chicks.
As to the amount of email the hatchery recieved that is no surprise, you are an Okie, and this thread is very active even for many who either do not post or no longer post. We are all quite similar, easy going and good friends to have as the last group of individuals that you want to know of problems caused by others unless you want them to experience some reprocussions. We are all nice on the front end but once set off it is not likely a pretty site.
I don't post often..but do read a lot...would fall into Carl's explanation...saying all that to say this, I am a member of a couple other forums where we talk about birds...and relayed your hassles publicly with that so called hatchery...funny thing, they say hatchery in the name, but when you read their front page they say they're a small farm...either way....they should have known better than to mess with a well thought of Okie...especially one that has friends and those friends have connections all over the states in the poultry / game bird communities...Hope they make it right with you regardless of what the mail clerk says.