Do I let the Hatchery know?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by L&Schickens, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I just got my order of chicks today. Two were dead in the box and one has curled up feet. Should I let them know? Is this a lot of chicks to have problems out of an order of 37 chicks?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    No, only 2 dead is not unusual. But yes, call the hatchery. Some hatcheries will issue refunds for birds that arrive dead.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Yes, the hatchery needs to know if you had problems upon arrival. They will either send replacements or give you credit toward your next order. Especially, imho, they need to know about the curled toes and if you have any more losses within just a day or two of arrival.
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    OK, I let them know and sent pictures.
    I have the chicks in the brooder with sugar water and food. Most seem to be recovering well, but some I don't know about. I will keep an eye on them.
    Thanks.
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I will be getting a credit on my CC for them. I don't know how much as I can't tell what chicks died or what kind the crippled one it. I got several different kinds and some were more then others. But getting something back is better then getting nothing back.
    Thanks for the help.
     

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