Originally Posted by chickisoup
wOW! I don't understand? Why are so many arriving so stressed? (there are reports of similar losses on FB as well). You're not in the deep south and neither is Meyer's so heat shouldn't be an issue and definitely not cold even up here should be a problem now. I still don't understand why they ship w/o including Grogel, (not in with the chicks even if you buy it extra) everyone else does. It really can make the difference. (No more comments on the missing heat paks).
I can only hold my breath on the (supposed to) re-ship of my frozen chicks on Monday. I just hope I'm not going to regret deciding to try again.
2 survivors now . I know it's not me though. It was only around 50 degrees when I picked up at the post office. The chicks I got were all bantam. I suspect they were just to fragile partly for that reason. They were definitely cold peeping when I picked them up. They couldn't stand. I imagine it's hard to learn how on wobbly legs in a moving vehicle.
I am considering trying again also. Maybe standard fowl though, since there are really no bantams available for shipping in my preferred time frame, ....immediately.
I see you mention Myer's, mine were actually from My pet Chicken, Ohio or Connecticut maybe, both addresses were on my label. Still hoping the last 2 make it! Bantam EE and Wellsummer.