Chicks coming! What's the procedure?

BarkerChickens

Microbrewing Chickenologist
12 Years
Nov 25, 2007
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We ordered chicks and they suppose to be in next week.
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.
 

Bornacentury2L8

Songster
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Mar 10, 2009
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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.
 

BarkerChickens

Microbrewing Chickenologist
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Nov 25, 2007
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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
) 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!
DH is just as excited as I am! We feel like kids in a candy store.
 

Judy

Crowing
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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....
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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Nov 9, 2007
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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.
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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Nov 18, 2007
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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.
 

tamlynn

Songster
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Nov 5, 2008
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Torrance, CA
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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