Chicks DOA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikee1948, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wednesday 4 of the 5 chicks I ordered arrived DOA. Transit took one day from Ohio. So the company sent me 4 other chicks yesterday, and they're not here today, meaning that now the transit time is almost 2 days. I don't have much hope for them either.
     
  2. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry. I too have lost chicks that took too long in the mail. It seems to me to be such a waste. All that time and effort to raise them and still no way to get them faster or make the P.O. smarter. Hope these new ones have a better journey. The weather is cooler now. That may help.
     
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] that's the pits. I sure hope the others show up soon though!
     
  4. Oktober

    Oktober Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Who did you order them from? My Pet Chicken? I just recieved 4 chicks from MPC yesterday and while the all made the trip, one of them was looking pretty bad and we found her dead in the brooder this morning. It really is a shame.

    -Okt
     
  5. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you think it was the heat??? I have a large order (33) coming From Meyer in Ohio in two weeks. They are 400 miles from me, but with the heat of July, no telling how it will turn out. I am worried.
     
  6. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a real bummer.
     
  7. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very sad.. i have mine coming from another place soon and now i am worried.. I hope you get your babies and the are all ok
     
  8. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor Babies..[​IMG]
     
  9. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, they made it here in reasonably good shape this morning. They were disoriented for a while, till they discovered the chick feed and some water, and the heat lamp. The lone survivor from the first batch started in on pecking them until the new four ones perked up a bit, then they gave it back. Ordered from Chickens For Backyards.
     
  10. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad the second time around was better for you. Good Luck with your little ones. Got pictures?
     

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