I am nervous ..... which would be better for me to do

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by pkw, May 21, 2010.

  1. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    My husband thinks I am crazy. I am considering driving 3 1/2 hours to the airport to pick up my chicks. I read the McMurray thread yesterday on here and even though I have ordered from them several times, I am nervous about whether I should let the post office deliver my chicks or if I should avoid the post office and drive to the airport to get them myself to save them from sitting around somewhere. It has been 8 years since I last ordered chickens so I am a wreck right now.

    The only hatchery I have ever ordered chicks from has been McMurray and I like them. If I lived anywhere close to Iowa I would drive to the hatchery and pick them up but California is too far away to drive to avoid shipping.
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    I know how you feel, I ordered chicks for the first time this year. I was a nervous wreck and they actually spent any extra day in shipping because I live in such a rural area. But all were healthy and well on arrival. Have a little patience, they wil come!:)Hang in there!
  3. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    It's just as likely for there to be a mishap in your vehicle as in the mail truck. Save the gas $ for chick feed, save your time to make improvements to your brooder & coop.

    Do contact the PO branch where your chicks will be delivered. Let them know you are expecting an order of live chicks. Give them all your contact information. Find out when they think your order will be delivered. Let them know they can call you any time day or night.

    Open the box right there in the PO. Check for any DOAs, hopefully there will be NONE. Contact the hatchery if there are, and if any die within the first 48 hours.

    I wish you great success & lots & lots of enjoyment!
  5. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ahhhhhhh the new chick momma worries lol like being a new parent isn't it don't worry they will all be fine take a deep breath and relax try to calm down.

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