Chicks coming! What's the procedure?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarkerChickens, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    We ordered chicks and they suppose to be in next week. [​IMG] We got our chicks from the feed store in the past, so the shipped chicks is a new thing to us. Are we suppose to call the PO everyday to check if our chicks came in or do they usually call? I am guessing that they do not deliver live animals as if they were normal large packages.
     
  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will call you. The package will be just big enough for the chicks. When you get them home do as you usually do. keep them warm and fed . I dip their beak in their water just in case. They may be very thirsty and hungry,. Congratulations, Hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Thanks! That helps a lot! We are good to go when we get them home. I am just getting so anxious to get to that point! They have a nice brooder all set up and ready for them and we are building a new coop (which has turned into a chicken cathedral [​IMG] ) and run for them to love into when they are old enough. Our girls now won't be happy for a while, but they'll get over it! [​IMG] DH is just as excited as I am! We feel like kids in a candy store.
     
  4. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's great when you can share your excitement with your spouse!
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I let my PO know a few days ahead, and they took my name and # in case the hatchery forgot to put the phone # on the label, or got it wrong.... they did call when the box arrived....
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with Dawn. It's a good idea to contact your post office a day or two in advance to give them a heads up.
    Good luck with your new chicks.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I called the post office and let them know that I was expecting the chicks. They will probably call you early am. I got my call at around 5 am.
     
  8. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exciting times! I received my first mail-order chicks 2 weeks ago and was amazed at how small the box was. They jam the chicks in there.
     

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