Chick Shiping Cost?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by that_crazy_lady, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is the best place to psot this.

    but what is the cost range for shiping chicks? I'm going to ordder some and I'm trying to figger shiping into the over all cost. there will be less the 12 birds. I'm getting them from ideal
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    When I ship chicks, I ship express and the box and 25 chicks weighs right at 3 lbs. My cost with the box is around $30-$35.

    I think Ideal ships priority, so it should cost around half that much.
     
  3. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks, now I at least have an idea [​IMG]
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Even if order 12 chicks from Ideal, you will get enough extra Roosters to get you around 25 chick mark.

    Matt
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Check Ideal's FAQ pages. They go into detail about the shipping charges.

    Matt
     
  6. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Matt,
    I have, those are not the charges for shipinh the birds though. with the other charges like the less then 25 for each breed/typ is $1 plus $7 for less then 25 all together. and I have seen other BYCers that have ordered 8-12 chick and only 3-4 "packing peanuts" any they are not always roos, but str of what ever they have. but if I end up with a bunch off roos for breeding, we will eat them, or I can sell them.

    I guess I could e-mail them and ask though???
     
  7. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 10 and they sent 8 packin p-nuts and it cost around $30-35 I think.
     
  8. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:$30-$35 all together or just shiping?
     
  9. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All together. Sorry for not clearing that up . Not one chick has died so I would recomend them.[​IMG]
     
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  10. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. if that was just the shiping I was going to hold off till spring, when I'm getting my other #??? birds. they must not charge much on top of the boxing fees [​IMG] maybe I'll order then monday
     

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