Got a shipment from MyPetChicken!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cyanne, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    1
    139
    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    So yesterday morning around 6:30am I got the call from my post office that my order of chicks had arrived.

    The order was for:

    3 light brown leghorn pullets
    3 white leghorn pullets
    1 australorp pullet
    3 gold sebrights
    3 silver sebrights
    2 buff laced polish

    Amazingly enough there was not a single dead chick in the box. This was my first shipment, and I was certain it would be a disaster when I opened the box. But no, everyone was alive, yay!

    Unfortunately, the three gold sebrights were kinda weak and shaky, and two seemed a little spraddle legged, the third was REALLY spraddled.

    I left the two healthier ones alone except for giving them some electrolytes, and I tried using the band-aid method to fix the other one's legs. He was really weak, though and just laid around the brooder. When I got up this morning he had died. [​IMG]

    So far the rest seem to be doing okay, though, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the little sebright will be the only loss.

    On another note, I can't believe how tiny and helpless these guys are! I guess, because I had bought all of my other chicks at a feedstore where they were a few days to a week older, I didn't realize how wobbly and little they are right after they hatch.

    It's cute, but really scary because they look so fragile![​IMG]
     
  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I was thinking of ordering some from there. I am so scared of chicks being sent via mail. But I suppose its done alot.

    Congratulations on you chicks. Its hard to see them so small. I have one lone guinea chick that is so tiny. I forgot how small they are. It sure doesnt take them long to grow up.

    Good luck. I know you will enjoy them [​IMG]
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    OH aren't they just the cutest things! Be careful for the Polish..I hear they are picked on alot by other chickens especially leghorns. My friend had to keep hers separate from her other NON docile birds because they were being picked on. They were fine with the orps and australorps tho. WE NEED PICS THO! I never seen baby seabrightes
     
  4. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    1
    139
    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    The hubby took my camera to work, but I will get some pics later today or tomorrow!
     
  5. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

    177
    0
    129
    May 7, 2008
    Indiana
    Congrats! I got my first ever mail order yesterday morning too! (My Pet Chicken too) P.O. called at 6:15, I was so excited. Ordered nine, 3 Black Australorps, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 (hopefully) NH Reds. They were all alive and well, thank goodness. So sorry you had a loss, that is heartbreaking. Hope things go well from now on.
    Gram:D
     
  6. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    1
    139
    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    I have to say, though, that MyPetChicken did a GREAT job on packing them up for shipment.

    Their box was nice and cozy and was lined with this matting that looked kind of like straw or maybe hay. So, basically, they did everything right as far as shipment goes but I guess the trip was just a bit too much for the little guy. I mean, these sebright babies are so tinsy and fragile looking it's hard to believe you could even pick one up without squishing it let alone ship it through the mail!

    Also, when I emailed this morning to let them know about the one that died, they replied back within like 20 minutes and very kindly offered to make good on the 100% life shipment guarantee.

    So, for my first experience ordering online, they have been wonderful!
     
  7. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    401
    9
    121
    May 23, 2008
    vermont
    lucky! i've still got another month to wait for my MPC order. i'm going spare, seriously. [​IMG]
     
  8. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    The five chicks I purchased from My Pet Chicken all arrived safe and healthy. They were so tiny.... three weeks later makes a big difference!

    Carla
     
  9. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    1
    139
    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Quote:Yeah, I thought the chicks I bought at the feedstore were 'babies', but I guess if you really think about it they were more likely around a week or so old if you count how long it took them to ship there and however many days they were in the store before I went and picked some out.

    These chicks from MyPetChicken are just a couple of days old so they seem so little and helpless by comparison.

    I know it won't last long, though. Soon they'll be just as big and feisty as the rest of my chickies!
     
  10. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yes, Please post pictures of your babies, I am particularly interested in picks of your Buff Laced Polish. I also just recieved my first mail order shipment of Baby chicks on monday the 23rd, C/O Murry McMurry Hatchery. I ordered the min of 25, (5 Cornish Rocks, 6 Cornish X Rocks, 3 White Rocks, 1 SL Wyndotte Roo, 1 pair of SS Hamburgs, 1 pair Egyptian Fayoumis, I pair Buttercups, 1 pair WC Black Polish, 2 SR Cuckoo Maran) and recieved a free exotic chick (a salmon Faverolle) and an extra SL wyndotte roo for a total of 27. All were healthy and happy and still are. I attempted to order a pair of Buff Laced Polish but their was no availability of this variety at the time so I was stuck with my second choice, White Crested Black polish. This is the first time owning this particular breed so I dont know what to expect. My boyfriend has claimed ownership of these little top hatters, callin them his warewolf chicks, referring to the adult appearance of the Roo LOL, whatever gets him chicken motivated:)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by