Chicks Coming on Tuesday! Last min questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by first time farmer, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    So my chicks are coming on tuesday. I am so nervous. I have some last min questions. 1. What tome do chicks usually arrive at the P.O.

    I am sure I will have more questions later so i will post them as they come to me,


  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Go to your local Post office today and talk with them and have them call you just as soon as your chicks arrive. They will be able to inform you of a time then. Good luck with your new babies. If you have any more questions, ask away.
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    My post office calls as soon as they get them off the truck! They are usually cold and hungry and screaming so loud that the postal people will be so glad to see you that they will be willing to run and meet you at your vehicle in the parking lot! Early...6:30 here.
    They quiet down to normal levels once they get food, water and warmth. Have the brooder box warming and all set up while you run to get them! And congratulations.... [​IMG]
  4. Amador Hill Hens

    Amador Hill Hens In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    North Branch, MN
    My post office called me at 0600. That's the norm here. They want you to get them right away. Open the box and make sure they are all alive and well BEFORE you leave and have the hatchery number with you in case they are not well so you can call them from the PO. Mine were great. All 65 alive and peeping. We got ours last Monday.
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    It depends. Some people get calls as early as 3 a.m. and others later.

    Go to the P.O. today and let them know that you will have chicks arriving in the morning and to call you as soon as they get in.

    You also need to make sure you get your brooder all set up and ready so you will be able to put them right in once you get home. You will be happy it was all ready if you get that call at 3 a.m. [​IMG]
  6. triplebfarm

    triplebfarm In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Sweetwater, Tennessee
    My post office actually delivers our chicks!
  7. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    Quote:what are you getting and from what hatchery.

  8. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    I got the call early here in VT... Tom called me at 5:30am and said "I think your package is here" and held out the phone. It sounded like 100 chickens instead of 25 LOL!
  9. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    OK another question lol The digital thermometer says 108 and it is right under the light. They way I figure it away from the light it would be the right temp. Please correct me if i am wrong.
  10. scarter

    scarter Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    I went on Friday before the Monday we were to have chicks and gave them a post card with my phone number and name on it and that they could call me at any time. I got a call on Saturday at 6 AM. My postal clerk told me that the truck arrives from the cities at 6 so they were pretty prompt. I have a very small post office.

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