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I may be setting myself up to look like a fool but ( to those of you who've ordered day-olds ) I can't find the shipping charges on my order from Ideal Hatchery. I'm aware of the airmail charge, 1/4 box and the small order charge. When I went to place my order there was no shipping included. My order was a little over $25 and the total was less than $37. Am I missing something??  idunno

post #2 of 11

Hey,
I looked. All I saw was a $2.25 Air Mail charge and also a $7 small order charge. I would think that they definitely charge shipping....

Sorry I couldn't help.

post #3 of 11

I ordered 15 chicks from IP in August. Shipping and handling totaled $2.25. They also charged $7 for Small Order Charge and $3 for QBC. I don't remember what the QBC stands for. I would order from them again.


Edited by PTFowl - 9/22/11 at 11:35pm
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Maybe quarter box charge?

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Speckled Sussex ,BBS Cochins,BLRW, OEG ) Spangled ,Black Tailed Buff Japs,Silver Sebrights,Bantam EE, and Silkies The hens are laying! Contact me by PM if you are interested in hatching eggs.Mini Satins, Mini Rex, Dutch and lionhead rabbits!
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post #5 of 11

I think it is quarter box charge.

They had this on their website:

BOXING EQUIVALENTS FOR ONE FOURTH OF A BOX:

Chicks, Bantams, Guineas, Pheasants, and Chukar -- 25.
Turkey Poults and Ducklings -- 20.
Goslings -- 8.



My 1st chickens ever were from Ideal over 4 yrs ago. They have been the healthiest birds I've had and are still laying very well!

Happily married to a very wonderful husband, proud mom of 2, 3 American Buff Orps,1 American Black Orp, 6 English Orps(3 Blue, 3 Black), 3 Buckeyes, 12 Black Copper Marans, 3 Cuckoo Marans, 4 Lavender Orps,  2 Buff Laced Brahmas 6 dogs(2 Poms, 2 Border Collies, 1 Border mix,1 Labrador Ret), 10 cats

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Happily married to a very wonderful husband, proud mom of 2, 3 American Buff Orps,1 American Black Orp, 6 English Orps(3 Blue, 3 Black), 3 Buckeyes, 12 Black Copper Marans, 3 Cuckoo Marans, 4 Lavender Orps,  2 Buff Laced Brahmas 6 dogs(2 Poms, 2 Border Collies, 1 Border mix,1 Labrador Ret), 10 cats

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Originally Posted by PTFowl 

I ordered 15 chicks from IP in August. Shipping and handling totaled $2.25. They also charged $7 for Small Order Charge and $3 for QBC. I don't remember what the QBC stands for. I would order from them again.


QBC = Quarter box charge.

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Originally Posted by Ideal Poultry Site 

BOXING CHARGE: Add $1.00 service charge for each variety or sex of less than one-fourth box.

BOXING EQUIVALENTS FOR ONE FOURTH OF A BOX:

Chicks, Bantams, Guineas, Pheasants, and Chukar -- 25.
Turkey Poults and Ducklings -- 20.
Goslings -- 8.


The actual shipping charge depends upon zip code. In your case, there is probably the flat rate of $7.00 in addition to any small order fee and QBC.

Somewhere on this mess called a desk is a price list I picked up from a quick visit a week ago when I went over to visit my mom. She doesn't live that far away from Cameron, TX and it gave me an excuse to "ooh", "ahhh", and "I want!!" a bit lol

Cindy
~  Buff Orps, Blue & Splash Marans, Sussexes, Bobwhites, Buttons, & Harlequins.
"Having children is a lot like being pecked to death by chickens" ~ Anonymous
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Cindy
~  Buff Orps, Blue & Splash Marans, Sussexes, Bobwhites, Buttons, & Harlequins.
"Having children is a lot like being pecked to death by chickens" ~ Anonymous
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post #7 of 11

What are you getting smile ?

Happy Day
   Melissa Rose
Shell Mom     Feather Mom       Fur Mom       Wife to a Handsome Guy           NPIP # 74-4006

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Happy Day
   Melissa Rose
Shell Mom     Feather Mom       Fur Mom       Wife to a Handsome Guy           NPIP # 74-4006

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OK folks, here's the lowdown on shipping. I just got off the phone with Ideal Hatcheries. There's NO shipping! Air mail charge of $.15 per chick, a QBC (1/4 box charge), and a Small Order charge. I'm ordering 6 RIR's and 5 BR's (I only wanted 3&3 but needed to meet the $25 minimum poultry order requirements Ideal imposes). With all charges my total came to $36.44. That's a VERY significant savings!! celebrate  I'll be expecting my chicky-babies in mid October. Now I have to upgrade my start up plans from 6 to 11. Oh well...I'm sure someone here in Reno will take any off my hands if I need. jumpyyippiechickiejumpyyippiechickie

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I got my silkie babys for my broody silkie hen last tursday from ideal and i thaught the price was great compared to other hatcheries, and they arrived safe and healthy. Im defenately goin to order from Ideal again. clap

Chickens: 17 silkies, 9 frizzles, 3 bantam cochines, 3 seremas, 2 barred rock, 4 ligth brahma,1 buff brahma rooster, 3 bantam buff brahmas, 5 ameraucana, 7 RIR,1 buff orpington, 1 game rooster kelso, 1 SLW, 1 GLW, 2 parakeets, 3 dogs, 2 daugthers, and 1 great husband that puts up with me and my crazy farm i have goin on...
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Chickens: 17 silkies, 9 frizzles, 3 bantam cochines, 3 seremas, 2 barred rock, 4 ligth brahma,1 buff brahma rooster, 3 bantam buff brahmas, 5 ameraucana, 7 RIR,1 buff orpington, 1 game rooster kelso, 1 SLW, 1 GLW, 2 parakeets, 3 dogs, 2 daugthers, and 1 great husband that puts up with me and my crazy farm i have goin on...
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post #10 of 11

thumbsup chicken math has started already!  I got my order of chicks from ideal on the 16th and was very pleased. They are so reasonable there and every one of the 25 I ordered arrived safe and sound.

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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