Day 4 in the mail... will they survive?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jespy1230, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Jespy1230

    Jespy1230 In the Brooder

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    Hi all,

    So my ducklings were shipped out on Monday night and still have not made it to our post office. I called this morning expecting them to be there and they said it probably would be tomorrow.

    There are 3 ducklings and I know they put grow gel in there.. but will they be okay? How likely is it that they will not make it? Of course today we are expecting 10 inches of snow... thats why I was hoping they would be here already. It is currently snowing outside and it looks to me that they are four hours away. I am hoping that I get a call later today that they made it. I hope I dont have to wait until the morning.

    Has anyone else had this happen?

    All info is much appreciated.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Where are they coming from? Hopefully they’ll be okay. :fl
     
  3. happy duck

    happy duck Crazy duck mom

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    Should be ok...good luck and once you get them be sure to post pics!:hugs:pop
     
  4. Jespy1230

    Jespy1230 In the Brooder

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    They shipped from San Jose, California on Monday night. I just called the post office again and they said they are sure they wont be here until the morning. I am really worried I am gonna pick up dead ducklings. I used purely poultry and I should have gone through metzer I think. I didnt realize that purely poultry was not a hatchery itself.
     
  5. Duck_life

    Duck_life Songster

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    Can you drop off anything for the ducklings right now at the post office if they allow incase you can't pick them up tomorrow? Like water and feed, with instructions?
     
  6. Jespy1230

    Jespy1230 In the Brooder

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    Thats a really good idea.. I told them to call me as soon as possible and they said they would call me at 4.a.m tomorrow morning. I really hope they do and I really hope everyone is alive!
    If they are struggling is there anything I can give them to help? I have brewers yeast and the chick starter. The brooder is all set up.... but I am worried!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Be sure to give them warm water their first week. Do you have Poultry Nutri drench? that's a real good thing to give to new arrivals. Can be added to their water or given straight.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Why warm water the first week?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    It's best to give new ducklings water that is room temp or warmer because the cold water can chill them.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

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