Hatchery shipping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shanson68, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. shanson68

    shanson68 New Egg

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    I want to order my new chicks from cackle hatchery. I have talked to them several times, without ordering anything. There customer service is great! But I'm afraid it's too cold this time if year. I live in southwestern Wyoming. Seems like a long cold trip for the chicks. Give me your opinions.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We're getting rather sad reports of shipping attempts in this cold winter weather. I'd seriously recommend being patient for a few more weeks. I know it is hard to wait, but those Post Office trucks are not heated. Too risky, really. It is just too hard to be excited over your box of chicks arriving, only to find most of them didn't survive the cold trip.
     
  3. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just choose a hatchery closest to you, i got em from Meyer Cheap Chicks Hatchery which is in Ohio and I'm from Western NewYork. I recieved them in fall weather and they were fine. Anyway, Shanson 68 good luck with whatever you decide and as long as you give them proper care and show the chicks their waterers right away they should be fine with well care and packaging form the hatchery.
     
  4. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can order your chicks now and just pick a shipping date further out when it warms up a bit.
     
  5. shanson68

    shanson68 New Egg

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    Alright, I ordered today, and they won't be shipping for a few weeks. I think it will be a little warmer by then. Thanks everyone for the advise.
     
  6. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good you go them ordered :) I know once the weather warms up it will be hard to get an order for the warmer spring window, so best to get them booked ahead of time.
     
  7. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered my gals from cackle,got them yesterday,had one die on me but was due to her sisters were laying on her when they arrived,she just didnt recoop,bless her heart.The rest of the flock is doing wonderful and full of themselves.go ahead and order but like fred and others stated i would wait a couple weeks at least to ship them out.seems like alot of sad delivery stories on here recently :( best of luck to you
     
  8. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love cackle thou great company and personally would order from them again
     
  9. Hotelclepto

    Hotelclepto Out Of The Brooder

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    I Love Cackle! Not sure how cold it is on your route but here in Ny was in the 30's when I received my six chicks from Cackle on Wed.
    Alot of people on super cold routes are receiving alot of losses so it might be a good idea to wait a few weeks?
    All of my chicks are thriving well.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

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