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Hello from Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skinsey, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. skinsey

    skinsey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2013
    Virgilina Virginia
    Hi all,

    I have a small hobby farm in rural Virginia. Have a small flock of Faverolles, Easter Eggers, Wellsummers, and Blue Splash Marans. I lost my rooster a few months ago due to a not to bright husband who failed to connect up the hot wire after feeding - do not know what got him but it was ugly. Anyway - what motivated me to join now is I just received an order of chicks from My Pet Chicken (my third) and of the 7 chicks I ordered 5 were dead - 3 doa and 2 on their way out. I am devastated. They ship USPS 2 day and something seems wrong about that. I have tried to reach them and cannot get through - no response to email or phone message. I am thinking I need to reverse the credit card charge and order someplace else - what do you think?

    Do you have problems with avian predators? Solutions? I lost 4 hatched chicks this summer but have no idea to what.

    Anyway - looking forward to connecting with other chicken enthusiasts - I love my chickens!! Even better than my sheep!

    Sharon Kinsey
    Follow YOur Dream Farm
  2. elrener

    elrener Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    Middleburg, FL
    Sorry to hear of your losses. I recently lost 16 out of 23 of my chickens when some dogs got in the pen, so I know what you're going through? We got our chickens from Tractor Supply and Russells Feed Store. I've heard this is a bad time to get chicks. They're usually more available in the spring.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, skinsey, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us but sorry to hear about your losses. Are you saying you couldn't get through to the post office or MPC? I'd say your due some restitution!
  4. skinsey

    skinsey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2013
    Virgilina Virginia
    The problem with TSC is that they have a very limited selection - no Faverolles to be sure. I am just floored that these companies do not use express delivery . Hoping to hear from someone in my neck of the woods that has chicks for sale. This is actually a better time to get chicks as they can get fully acclimated before winter - Fall is so much more agreeable than Spring and summer.

    Sharon Kinsey
    Follow Your Dream Farm
  5. elrener

    elrener Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    Middleburg, FL
    True when I got my Rhode Island Reds it was either them or something Velders. (Sorry ) When I got the Barred Rocks at Russells Feed Store, that's all they had. But I'm happy with what I got. Especially with the Reds, nice big eggs, some double yolkers. Barred Rocks haven't started laying yet, so don't know much about their eggs.
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2013
    Keep trying, I"ve heard so many good things about that company. I'm sorry for your losses though and welcome to the group.
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear about your loss :(
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Go to "where am I, where are you," sub forum to locate and post on your state thread. Hopefully this will bring you in contact with someone in your area. Then you wouldn't have to have chicks shipped.

    Did you open box of chicks at the PO? That is usually best so they can document that the chicks were DOA etc. MPC should issue credit or replace the dead ones, I don't know what these places do about chicks that don't arrive DOA. My friend buys from breeders and they send overnight express from PO which ISN'T overnight - sometimes it takes 3 days for a lot of money & PO doesn't guarantee overnight delivery they just charge a premium for it anyway.

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012

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