Chicks all arrived dead

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Remudamom, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    My order of chicks arrived dead this morning. I am just sick.. I think my post lady was crying.
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Oh no, that's terrible! Who did you order them from?

    I'm so sorry. That's so sad.
     
  3. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ideal Poultry. I hope they plan to do something about this. Not open yet.
     
  4. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THAT IS SO SAD!!! I AM SO SORRY!
     
  5. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ideal guarantees live delivery, so they are going to re-ship for me. We'll try again but only once.
     
  6. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry that happened. Do you think they perhaps got too cold? I've ordered from Ideal 5 or 6 times and have never lost one during shipping and only 1 or 2 within the first couple of days. Of course, I'm within 200 miles of the hatchery and I'm sure that makes a difference. I hope your second batch of chicks arrives hale and hearty!
     
  7. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    That had to have been what happened. I got some from them this fall and they were all healthy. This shipment had plenty of "packing peanuts" in there too.

    I ordered early because this spring and summer I don't think I'll be able to start chicks. I wanted them here and growing by then. I'm going to try once more but if that doesn't work I'll have to cancel altogether or look for a really good chick babysitter.
     
  8. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea how long they were on the road for? Were they stuck an extra day in shipping or anything?
     
  9. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They were shipped Wednesday afternoon and arrived Friday morning.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    So sorry. One never knows. Those postal trucks can be anywhere, sitting or driving in subzero temperatures this time of year. Sad. We don't know what the future holds with the Post Office and its issues, lay-offs, and slowdowns.
     

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