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Chick shipment?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by barred2rock, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just received a tracking text from USPS that my chicks that were shipped yesterday (Tuesday) have a "delivery day" of Saturday. That's four to five days in the mail! [​IMG] Isn't that too long? I'm worried about my babies!
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    Hopefully they arrive sooner than Saturday.

    Are you familiar with poultry vitamins?
    Do you have some on hand for when they do finally arrive?
     
  3. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps


    I have three packet pouches of Probiotics & Electrolytes, made by Sav A Chick Products.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they don't arrive today or tomorrow, brace yourself for DOA chicks. Like stated above have the brooder ready and vitamins/electrolytes mixed and make sure they get a drink and get warm ASAP.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    Great you sound like you are ready for them!
    Good luck an please let us know how they arrive....hopefully hungry little buggers!

    Have you thought about soaking their food with water?
     
  6. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps


    They were shipped from Iowa to Saint Paul Minnesota (that's the opposite direction to Colorado), picked up from Saint Paul early this morning. So, they're definitely not going to be here today & doubtful for tomorrow. [​IMG] Although according to TSC, they're supposed to be here "before Friday", so maybe.
     
  7. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps


    Will do... I'll post pics, supposing they're alive. Already have a batch of FF, I started last night.
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    Awesome!
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fingers crossed for ya. Good luck
     
  10. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps


    Thank you!
     

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