7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Give her a little extra light to extend the day.

    I keep my incubators in the basement so I don't keep watching them and the wife doesn't know what's going on in the chicken world.

    So, how do you do this without them freezing? I live in central NH.[/QUOTE]
    Either a broody hen or an Ohio hover brooder.

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    Outside of unheated building with the tree the storm brought down blocking the doorway.

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    Inside of the building with 2 homemade hover brooders cooking.

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    What would we do without the USPS though, drive the eggs across the country? [​IMG]



    I'm curious how much others are paying so ship eggs.
    I've been shipping for quite a while and it seems like the price changes.
    I can ship a large priority flat rate box for $18. However, if you mark the box fragile, they now want an additional $10.++.
    I marked a box as having live embryos, per customer request and they wanted $36 to ship them which I talked my way out of.
     
  2. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like there are no dull moments at your place! Good Luck! Don't forget the pictures! [​IMG]
     
  3. TheGonzo

    TheGonzo Out Of The Brooder

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    Well you convinced me @vehve and @Sally Sunshine

    I just picked up 20 black copper marans from the lokal egg pusher. They'll go in the incubator tomorrow, when it's ready [​IMG]
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I use the online form and then drop the eggs off in a self service kiosk on Sunday.

    Never see a postal worker and there is a discount that way.
     
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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good news!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG]BEAUTIES!!!! dang Hawk!!

    ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!!

    fluffernutters!!!!

    that image just aint right.... just aint right

    THEY ARE COMIN!!!! COME ON CHICKIES!!! I am waiting for them too lilness!!!
     
  7. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Tell us more about your hover brooders, please! I am getting ready to remodel the inside of my big coop and looking for ideas. This looks interesting. [​IMG]

    I just don't mark my boxes anymore unless specifically requested by the customer. "Fragile" means nothing to USPS anymore. I just pack them well and hope for the best. If you are going to pay the extra $10+ for marking the box "fragile", I think you are better off just leaving it unmarked and sending express. I have had much better results with express shipping than with priority shipping.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Hi CC! [​IMG] Different due dates, we tend to see that around here. [​IMG]

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  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Hi ve! Did I miss something, are you hatching along with us?? [​IMG]
     
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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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