How long can ducklings be shipped!??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Crazy4Fowl, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some ducklings from efowl.com. They were supposed to ship today and arrive tomorrow or wednesday. They shipped about an hour ago. They stated that the ducklings expected delivery is Thursday the 26th and they didn't say why there was a delay. USPS is delivering them. I have a question, how long can ducklings survive being shipped. They are traveling from CA to FL. I didn't pay extra for a heat pack or food. I don't know if they come with that or not.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Check with e-fowl, see if you can get them to follow-up as the shipper. As I recall, my ducklings hatched on a Monday and arrived on Wednesday.

    I would also contact the Post Office in the morning and tell them the situation, ask them questions - at the very least it may prompt them to be on top of things when they arrive.

    I know I got a call at 7:15 in the morning when mine got to the P.O.
     
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  3. tnd5

    tnd5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered from them also. I received an email on Monday morning and got a call from the PO at 6:45 am on Wednesday to pick up.
     
  4. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you both also order from efowl.com in your instances.
     
  5. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how they are shipped? By ground or sky?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I ordered from Meyer. They shipped from CA.
     
  7. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, when you say Meyer you mean Metzer Farms right?
     
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no there is a meyer hatchery
     
  9. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are coming from CA they are more than likely coming from Metzer. Metzer ships on Monday evenings and mine got to TX on Wed morning. They get flown out through San Fransico I believe. Even if you order from Efowl they will outsource where they come from. I bet you will have them tomorrow or Thursday, but now is a bad time to be shipping birds because it is so cold everywhere.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Trust me on this one [​IMG]

    Meyer Hatchery, in Ohio, is where I ordered the ducklings. The ducklings arrived postmarked from Chula Vista, California.

    (It's fine for you to make sure - between autocorrect and brain cramps, it's good to be sure.)
     
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