Cackle town/city special

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Colly1470, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    I placed an order yesterday for 3 chicks from Cackle Hatchery. A Salmon Faverolle, a Turken, and a Black Australorp. I absolutely cannot wait for them to get here. We have a small flock of adult birds, but I've really missed having little fluffy babies [​IMG]

    Has anybody ordered the town/city special before? If so, how long did it take for them to send you an email about your hatch date? I swear, chickens make me so impatient haha.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I got my guineas through Cackle in 2015, and I have an order shipping from them next week. You should have gotten a confirmation email and then an invoice. Other than that, some people have reported they are not good about notifying you about shipping, though with my guinea order I did get a notification. Did you not request a specific hatch date?
     
  3. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    I did get an email confirming the order, but it said "Please save this order number for your records and allow 10 business days for us to find a hatch/ship date that will accommodate and be available for all your items in your order. Once we have a hatch/ship date secured, we will email you a copy of your invoice with the ship date or pick up date on it."
     
  4. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    I see in the my account section on their website you can view the order, and it has shipment info. So I'm just going to check that once a day...just in case they don't reach out.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh boo that stinks! They don't have a lot of hatch dates for the Salmon Faverolles so that will probably determine when they ship.
     
  6. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    Yeah, I saw March 1st was a "maybe available" on their chart, so I'm hoping. I only ordered 1, so I'm not imposing on the hatch too much haha. I would have gone for a more common breed, but we have a Silkie pullet who just lost her only sister and she seems pretty miserable without another fluffy bird to follow around.
     
  7. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    The Orpingtons don't bother or harass her, but she doesn't seem to like sitting with them. They let her, but she refuses. [​IMG]
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of my birds are like that as well. Its not like anyone is mean to them, they just don't seem as social as others, and I don't know if it is because I have almost all different breeds despite 30 chickens, or if they just don't "click" with anyone, or its just the way of their breed, or what. I don't have any silkies but I've heard they have social issues - from being called divas to others saying the large breeds don't get along with them. Hopefully she makes a best friend with one of the new birds though.
     
  9. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    I hope so. I figured if she'd click with any of them, it's be another light colored 5 toed fluff ball lol.

    I didn't really initially want Silkies, but these ones were in bad shape as babies and I wanted to give them a chance.
     
  10. Colly1470

    Colly1470 Just Hatched

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    Just got the email with the invoice. The ship date is March 1st. Now I just have to try and be patient lol.
     

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