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first time ordering online, new breeds coming, I'm nervous!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by cupman, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I ordered 15 new chicks from MyPetChicken, I am not sure which hatchery they buy from or perhaps multiple but anyways, I bought:

    1 Silver Spangled Hamburg
    3 Silver Lakenvelder
    2 Light Brahma
    1 Blue Andalusian
    2 Speckled Sussex
    2 Easter Eggers
    1 White Cochin (got the last one! wouldn't let me order 2 and I reduced it to 1, worked, then it was sold out, whew!)
    1 Naked Neck / Turken
    2 Dark Cornish

    They should be arriving on two different dates, 9/6 and 10/17. I have never ordered chickens online before, just gone to the feed stores. They say deaths are rare, I do live in Oregon so the temperatures aren't too crazy warm. Anyone had bad/good experiences with MyPetChicken.com? Anything I should expect? I'm nervous and anxious.

  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Awww congrats! I remember my first order (from Ideal) and I was SO excited! I hope you share pictures [​IMG] Good luck on getting them home all safe and sound!

    Oh and I have never had one arrive dead through the mail [​IMG] As long as they arrive on time they should be fine [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I always let my Post Office know that I'm expecting chicks in the mail and ask them to call me right away when they hear the peeps. I do really mean right away, and they really call me at 3 am to come get them too! I feel like the faster I can get their beaks dipped in the water and food, then get them under the warm light - the better chance I'll have at 100% survival rate.

    You'll be fine, the hardest part is counting down the days, LOL
  4. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Cool thanks for the reassurance guys. Now I need to get a winter brooder figured out for my new guests. Also gives me an excuse to go build that new coop I have been talking about for the past month.
  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Wow, what a great assortment of chicks! [​IMG] I love mypetchicken, and am expecting my 4th order from them next week. I did the same as you with your white cochin. I tried to get two Exchequer Leghorns, it wouldn't let me so I changed it to one and it went to sold out! Very excited! Be sure to post pictures. [​IMG]

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