Hatch date vs ship date! I need some clarification!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wink, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I can call Ideal and get this info. But I'm curious for the answer now (well, in the next couple of hours :) I juuuuuust placed my very first order of bantam chicks thru ideal, with the hatch date for all my breeds on 2/9/11, which is a Wednesday. Does this usually mean they also ship out on 2/9/11 and I might get them 2/10 (I live about 4 hours from the hatchery)?

    Just thinking and wondering aloud. I also ordered 16 bantam chicks.... You don't think they will add extra for warmth, being that bantams are such bite sized little dudes and dudettes?
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Yes they ship out the day the chicks hatch.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    yes hatch date is ship date and you will probably get extras...full sized roos
     
  4. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that is what I thought. So I should plan for a 2/10 arrival? Oh, nervous butterflies!
     
  5. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Holy crap, really? Should I call and edit to request at least more bantams???
     
  6. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Holy crap, really? Should I call and edit to request at least more bantams???

    I don't think you can specify what they use for "packing peanuts". It is usually what they have the most of at the time. You could just grow them out for a while and either sell, give away or eat them.
     
  7. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im up for donating them! Anyone want my packing peanuts? :)
     
  8. Likenoothergerl

    Likenoothergerl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I'm on my second set of chicks from Ideal, and if you don't want packing extras, request the insurance and tell them no packing roo's and they won't.[​IMG]
     
  9. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We also have a 2/9 Ideal order!! Originally we ordered 15 pullets, but didn't want the 10 "packing peanuts" to find homes for, so we ordered 10 more pullets. Already found 1 guy who wanted 6 SLW so we got those, plus 4 additional EE's since we figured it'd be easy to sell those for $3 each and whoever buys them (inc the guy who wants 6 SLW) gets a deal since we aren't charging for shipping...we'll see if this works and we get all 25 w/o any males added...ha. I'm also worried about them shipping on time as 1 of my breeds (GLW) is over-sold.
     
  10. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahahaha "packing peanuts"... really? I love it.
     

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