Chances of "Packing Peanuts"????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nipper75, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    NorthEast PA
    What are the chances that I will also get "packing peanuts" with my order of 6 chicks?
  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Welcome! I think the chances are huge. Six chicks just won't stay warm in the box while being shipped. I bet you'll get at least 9. If not more. They say 25 chicks on some places (hum) and 15 on others. Hope you like peanuts!
  3. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I are pretty likely to get a large number of peanuts. Where did you order from? Some places charge you for a warming pack instead of adding peanuts.

    ....and....I hope you like roos! [​IMG]
  4. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

    Feb 11, 2011
    Roxboro, NC
    I got the number I ordered from MPC, which was six. They arrived yesterday and all very active. I was hoping for some packing peanuts but didn't get any. [​IMG] On the best side of things, all six are happy and healthy this morning! [​IMG]
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Who did you order from? Some, like My Pet Chicken, will pack a heat source with the chicks and you will probably get only what you ordered. Some, like Ideal, will almost certainly send packing peanuts this time of year.
  6. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    NorthEast PA
    Hi. I ordered from I did pay xtra and called them to day to add the marecks vaccination and to ask about the shipping. she said that they will be tightly packed with heating pads. I don't mind xtras but I really don't want a Roo. Thanks for your feedback. What am I going to do???

    begbfg... I originally ordered from MPC but cancelled it b/c I didn't want to wait till June. I found chicks available in April with this website and I took the chance... Glad all your babies are happy! Hope mine are too!
  7. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    If they are sending them with heat packs, I doubt you will get anything more than what you ordered
  8. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Quote:^ this ^

    I think you're safe.
  9. mrsteiner

    mrsteiner Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2011
    Davison, MI
    My chicks are 3 weeks old now. I got them from ideal, I ordered 13 and got 26. I only lost one--so I got 25 chicks for the price of 13. [​IMG]
  10. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    So, by "packing peanuts" you mean extra chicks?

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