Crazy in Love! Our chicks arrived today

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SewingDiva, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    One day early in fact - and right in the middle of our annual shareholder meeting! My husband called and I ran home to set up the brooder!

    Anway - for those folks who might be wondering how My Pet Chicken ships as few as three chicks, this is what the box looks like:

    The top sort of snaps on, and it's a box that really can't be placed any way except up on a surface. The green gel is something they eat while in transit I believe, and under them is a heating packet (it was still warm when I opened the box.)

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    We by no means live in a rural area; they were delivered to the main city post office at 770 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge MA, and the nice postal workers knew exactly what to do - no surprises.

    So here they are in their brooder, which is just a watermelon box from Costco that they will give you free for the asking:

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    My husband has been interested but not quite as quivering with excitement as I've been while waiting for them to arrive, however now that he's seen them he is, of course, a total marshmallow!

    The adventure begins.... [​IMG]

    ~Phyllis
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    wow the addiction begins I got my 8 chicks last october now I am up to 12 and 2 were roosters and 2 were mean so they got new homes. I am getting a few more pullets at the end of the summer. Have fun with your first little chicks their great ! [​IMG]

    Henry
     
  3. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, i wondered what the green goo was in another photo i saw it in...thanks for clearing that up! Looks like they're packed really well, i'm glad they all arrived safe and sound [​IMG]

    That's a lovely big brooder for them, too! What breeds have you got? Good luck with your new babies [​IMG]
     
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww they are so cute! I am waiting on a MPC order due in July. SOO excited!

    What kind of babies do you have there?
     
  5. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have:

    1 Buff Orp
    1 EE
    1 Australorp

    ...and that is pretty much the pecking order too from top to bottom. We are total newbies so I went with breeds that seemed easy for rank beginners.

    I've never seen my daughters so excited - they called all of their friends right away! They have wanted pets for a while now, and both of us work full time, so chickens I think will be perfect. I'm pretty confident they will be good about caring for them because last summer they spent three-weeks at at Girl Scout sleep away camp horseback riding, and if they can muck out a stable then three chickens will be easy!

    DH is already saying we should have bought more...and I think I agree!

    ~Phyllis
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Wow, that shipping box seems very big and comfortable for those three chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    VERY CUTE!

    I LOVE that brooder! [​IMG]
     
  8. katbird

    katbird New Egg

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    I've got MPC babies coming my way in July, too.

    I can't wait - we're city folk and all we can have is five...so I hope I don't get too addicted. We'll have to move!
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  9. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My order from MPC arrived first thing this morning, and when I took the top off the box, all the girls were up, lively, and ready to leave! I love the shipping method. The little heat pad was still warm, and no one looks the least bit stressed.

    MPC is a bit more expensive in the end, what with express shipping and the heating pack, but wow, what a much better way for the babies to travel. The post mistress much prefers handling MPC orders. She was telling me this morning about a guy who ordered a bunch of pheasant chicks and because the company sent them priority rather than express, several were dead on arrival. Very sad, and unnecessary.
     
  10. DarkUnicorn

    DarkUnicorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still waiting for the call from the Post Office.... MPC shipped Monday for me and no call yet.... I'm getting nervous...
     

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