Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NYRIR, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

    May 13, 2010
    I am frantic!! My friend and I ordered some chicks from MPC.We split the shipping,and since she doesn't have a "punch in and out" job,she ordered,so I can't even call because I have no order number! They were due to arrive YESTERDAY! I am so aggravated thinking about those poor chicks...this is day four!To make matters worse,her PO is delivering them to her DOOR....Around NOONISH!!!! If they even come at all!!!!Her daughter will be home with her gram to take care of the chicks because she had something she HAD to do today(really had to)....which would have been FINE if the PO didn't mess it up!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope they make it.....has anybody had chicks delivered (alive) so late???
  2. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    You might call the post office anyway. Even without a number, someone in the receiving dept. might remember a peeping box and be able to tell you if it's come through [​IMG]
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

    May 13, 2010
    AAARGH! I can't because she lives in another town and it has no post office so I have no idea where she goes...I can't call her because she is out of town without cell service!! Believe me...if I could, I would!! Thanks for the suggestion though...next time...they're coming to my PO...they called me right away when my ducklings came,and had even checked on them before I got there...
  4. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    You have to love it when you have a good PO! My guys literally called me in the middle of the night -- I'd asked them to call "as soon as you hear the peeps". He said, even 2AM? I said, You bet!
  5. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

    Jun 13, 2010
    Call 1-800-ASK-USPS and give them your friend's address. Ask them for the number to her local delivery office. Even if her town doesn't have it's own P.O., her address is affiliated with a delivery office and that's on file. If the agent at the 800 # hesitates to give you the number, tell him/her you're checking on a live chicken delivery.
  6. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    ohhhhh i hope they're ok! Good luck! Call the hatchery AND the post office! Got mine today and I couldn't imagine anything like that happened to them. I really hope it works out! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Sorry about your having to go through this. I had something very similar happen to me last year; the post office lost mine for three days. It drives you nuts not knowing whether to worry about the chicks are spend your energy wanting to curse out everyone who sets policies for the U.S. Postal "Service". GOOD LUCK!
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I had a box of chicks arrive 4 days after hatching all but one out of 25 chicks lived, they were also from MPC.
    Call MPC they are very nice about it and might have a tracking number, do you have the order number?
  9. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Oct 23, 2008
    Northwestern Minnesota
    Aw I'm sorry! I dont know what I would do w/out my postal guys! I let them know a day ahead and they let me know as soon as the chicks arrive, and even check them before I get there, so they can soften the blow for me when I see a dead one...
  10. I am sure that you are worried sick about your chicks. If they are due to be delivered at noon today then they are probably out for delivery now. As someone else suggested, if you call the delivery post office they can most likely let you know if they have left there yet ... if not, they may be willing to hold them if you can rush someone over there for pick up. My post office prefers to have me pick up to reduce the carrier's responsibility and that's fine with me because I get them into MY hands sooner!

    As far as MPC goes, they are nothing short of FANTASTIC to work with. We had one in our last shipment that didn't make it and there were NO hassles with their guarantee. They even sent a nice condolence note. I have had my best luck contacting them through email as their customer service lines often have a long wait ... their chicken orders are booming! [​IMG] Please do keep in mind that once the babies leave their facility they are as "in the lurch" as you are about delivery times.

    I am hoping that your babies arrive quickly and that the box is loudly peeping with chicks demanding a meal!

    Sending a cyberhug your way ...

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