15 chicks, DOA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nanili, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Nanili

    Nanili Chirping

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    Traumatized by my first mail order chick experience. This morning, I went to the post office and there were two chirping boxes, and my silent box that smelled like death. I opened it to find all 15 dead. I don't want to do that again and am looking for a hatchery in the Bay Area (CA) that sells smaller batch (15 or fewer) chicks. No more mail order for me. I feel so sad about those little lives.
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Where did they come from?
    Did you track the shipment?
    Did you call the hatchery?
     
  4. Dawnjanell

    Dawnjanell Chirping

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    I'm sorry that would sure traumatize me as well. Where they on time?
     
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  5. Nanili

    Nanili Chirping

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    They came from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio. I tracked the shipment and was at the post office within a half hour of arrival. They refunded me, but now I have no chicks. I was too upset to try it again.
     
  6. Nanili

    Nanili Chirping

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    Shipped Monday night, arrived Wednesday morning, which was right in the Tues-Thurs time frame they gave me.
     
  7. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

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    So sorry....
     
  8. SonoranChick

    SonoranChick Crowing

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    Really sorry this happened to you, I would be upset too and definitely looking for local. If you don't mind sharing, what hatchery did you order from?
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Man, that stinks!
     
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  10. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

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    On the BYC here. Click on the FORUMS tab above, then the next line down click on SEARCH FORUMS, in the search line type: California hatching eggs

    I just tried this & got a results of California eggs for sale. Best wishes.
     
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