Cackle Hatchery Delivery did not make it on the 2nd day??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MIKE555444, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    My Baby chicks(Marans) were shipped from Cackle on Monday 13th. I had hoped for delivery on Tuesday but no chicks, I was really sure they would be here today Wednesday... but no chicks. So I tracked them and found our they should make it to the post office tommorrow, Thursday, which will be the 3rd day. Will these chicks be healthy for that long with no food or water? Normally I get them no later than 2 days...
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  2. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    SW PA
    They are supposed to be ok for 72 hours after hatch. Call your post office, they get a delivery late in the day, maybe they will be in then. Ask them to call you ASAP they come in. Check on them IN the Post Office in front of a Postal employee. If things don't work out, does Cackle have a guarantee live delivery policy?

    I hope you get them safe and sound!
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Hoping everything goes well.

    I ordered Brown Leghorns and salmon faverolles last year from Cackle. They got delievered late and lost a couple, then lost a couple the next few days. I emailed Cackle and they said to call back on Monday with a final count of dead chicks. I did and they refunded my money. It was very hot when they came too, in the 90's.
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    I have found the PO to be very unreliable. I have had chicks and adult birds "missent" before. What really gets me is how the heck do you missent live birds?? [​IMG]

    I hope they get there soon! [​IMG]
  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    I think that you will get an early morning call and they will be fine! Make sure you have everything set up and ready to go. (I did a trial run with my light to check the temperature, etc. [​IMG]) Keep us posted!
  6. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    I'm hoping they will be ok... I will try to follow up with pics [​IMG]
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have had chicks arrive at my post office in the afternoon on the truck with the priority mail. The Post office called me around 3:00pm and told me my chicks had just arrived and I could come get them.
  8. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I have ordered from cackle and meyer. With cackle they shipped wednesday morning and all 55 arrived well and healthy on friday morning! With Meyer they shipped wednesday morning and they arrived Saturday with 1 of the 54 DOA I ordered 50 meaties and 53 arrived great and well!

  9. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    They all arrived well, but hungry and thirsty.... I did get one extra Maran pullet and one extra RIR pullet [​IMG]


  10. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    So glad they arrived safe and sound! [​IMG]

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