Advice on chick pickup...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HMK123, May 27, 2008.

  1. HMK123

    HMK123 In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2007
    I expect our chicks to be delivered tommorow.

    I will have my 5 year old neice with me. They will be her chickens. (My sister has to drive 4 hours to pick up her 13 year old from a friends house & is leaving the 5 year old with me.)

    I am so worried that we will have a dead chick in the box. I have NEVER had this happen in the 4 times I've ordered chicks, but this is my first time getting a small order from "My Pet Chicken" and I don't know if that increases the risk of loseing one?

    I was thinking I'd bring her into the post office and peak in the box and if there is a problem tell her that they need the dark and quite until we get them home (at which point I'll bring the box in the bathroom with me...) If everything looks good I can let her look...

    What would you do? And has anyone heard anything about MPC and loss of chicks?

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