I bought some chicks through the mail

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  1. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone. I ordered some chicks today and they're suppose to come tomorrow or the next day. I ordered from Meyer hatchery and got 15 chicks. I hope they will all be ok because it's about 20 some degrees outside. The hatchery is about 4 hours away from my house, so shouldn't they be here by morning?? They got shipped out at 4pm. Have any of u guys had experience ordering through the mail and where they all ok? I'm not so concerned about the trip as I am the cold. I just hope will get here in good shape and have no dead little peepers :jumpy
     
  2. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from Meyer this January and they all made it. I had a problem with last years orders. You may get them on Wednesday. I am four hours away also and it always takes two days.
    I ordered twice from ideal. The first shipment I lost six so they sent replacements and they all survived. The second order was a total loss and the replacements were a total loss also. I asked for a refund.
    The McMurray order was half loss and they sent replacements and they were a half loss but I didn't ask for refund because two halves made a whole order.
    The mt healthy order was very large and I lost about six the first day. Another six the next few days.
    Cackle order arrives this week and with my ideal refund I made another cackle order for the end of the month.
    It is pretty much hit or miss on weather conditions and usps delivery. Some very cold days lots if survivors other cold days lots of loss.
     
  3. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I really wish they would get here tomorrow though :( but thanks for the info
     
  4. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome and yes I know the feeling. I wish mine would be here tomorrow.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your chicks, hope they all arrive safely. As mentioned, it is chancy in this weather how the chicks do, I had one shipment from Ideal last month and they were fine... I have gotten chicks from Meyers before and they did arrive the next morning (am also in Ohio).
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

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  7. KSacco

    KSacco Out Of The Brooder

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    That's stressful! I am in central KY and drove about 1.5 hrs to get mine, the idea of shipping is scary for me- but it's one of the only ways to really get exactly what you want. Good luck-sending warm positive vibes to your little kids on the way!
     
  8. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Michigan 4 hours from the hatchery
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope your chicks have a safe and warm trip [​IMG]
     
  10. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tracking hasn't updated since 10 last night
     

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