How many packing peanuts will come??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by idispatch4911, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 11 female day olds from Ideal. They will be shipping from the Texas hatchery to Southern Utah. I don't really care that I get packing peanuts or not. Just curious how many they might send. It is going to be December, after all.... Will they fill the box to 20, 25?

    What do you think?
     
  2. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not 100% sure, but if I were them I'd fill it to 25 because its winter
     
  3. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received mine 3 weeks ago in South Carolina. I got a total of 23 chicks in a box.
     
  4. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received my order from them 3 weeks ago. I asked for NO packing peanuts. I got 16 chicks total, exactly the number I ordered. All the chicks are healthy and doing well.
     
  5. LaurenLauren2007

    LaurenLauren2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered my 12 girls from Ideal in October and they sent 9 roos! Since yours will be December babies I'm betting you will be getting 25 [​IMG] Sorry..........
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I'm sure you will get plenty of peanuts. They like to pack the boxes pretty full for warmth in cold weather.
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd bet you'll get 25 or 26 chicks total. Be prepared for that many.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Do they charge you extra shipping for the extra chicks?
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No, they're completely free. You pay small order fees and partial-box fees on orders fewer than 25. It costs them the same to ship a box of 25 as it does to ship that box with 10 in it so it's no big deal to fill it up with cockerels that would otherwise be euthanized.
     

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