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babys form ideal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hensplease, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope there ok they should be here tomorow do they come mail or ups and wat time do they usaly get to urhouse
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They will come by the postal service. You should call your local post office and let them know you are expecting chicks. Just to give them a heads up.
    You will probably receive the call very early in the morning, before the post office even opens and you will need to go pick them up. Put the heater on in your car, even if you suffocate.
    Ideal mails on Mondays (chicks arrive Tuesday or Wed.) and Wednesdays (chicks arrive on Thurs or Fri). Sometimes they arrive the same day, late in the evening.
    Be sure and have your brooder all set up and the heat lamp(s) going before you leave to pick them up.
    When you arrive home with them, take each chick out of the box, one at a time, and dip their beak in the water, then set them down in or near their feed.
    Good luck with your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your chicks... I am already planning my next order for in the spring
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rockin chairs-- my chicks shipped today from Ideal, too. I have no idea what I'm getting, hah, I ordered 9 bantams and 3 feather footed pullets, but just the mixed bag special! It's going to be fun figuring out what I got!
     
  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    i was that wat too
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your chix! let me know how they are and do, I plan to order from them next year.
    how many chix did u order and how much was the shipping? just so i can know for my order.
     
  7. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any idea if they should come before 7:30(i want to see them before i leave for School)
     
  8. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    They should come in on the early morning mail truck; mine came in at 5:30am. They should call you when they take them off the truck. Good luck with your new babies!
     
  9. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please post pictures of your little munchkins! [​IMG]
     
  10. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my chicks from Ideal this morning. The post office called at 3:30 am![​IMG]
     

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