Ideal Hatchery

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ajlynco, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. ajlynco

    ajlynco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be setting myself up to look like a fool but ( to those of you who've ordered day-olds ) I can't find the shipping charges on my order from Ideal Hatchery. I'm aware of the airmail charge, 1/4 box and the small order charge. When I went to place my order there was no shipping included. My order was a little over $25 and the total was less than $37. Am I missing something?? [​IMG]
     
  2. kab

    kab Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,
    I looked. All I saw was a $2.25 Air Mail charge and also a $7 small order charge. I would think that they definitely charge shipping....

    Sorry I couldn't help.
     
  3. PTFowl

    PTFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 15 chicks from IP in August. Shipping and handling totaled $2.25. They also charged $7 for Small Order Charge and $3 for QBC. I don't remember what the QBC stands for. I would order from them again.
     
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  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Maybe quarter box charge?
     
  5. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is quarter box charge.

    They had this on their website:

    BOXING EQUIVALENTS FOR ONE FOURTH OF A BOX:

    Chicks, Bantams, Guineas, Pheasants, and Chukar -- 25.
    Turkey Poults and Ducklings -- 20.
    Goslings -- 8.



    My 1st chickens ever were from Ideal over 4 yrs ago. They have been the healthiest birds I've had and are still laying very well!
     
  6. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:QBC = Quarter box charge.

    Quote:The actual shipping charge depends upon zip code. In your case, there is probably the flat rate of $7.00 in addition to any small order fee and QBC.

    Somewhere on this mess called a desk is a price list I picked up from a quick visit a week ago when I went over to visit my mom. She doesn't live that far away from Cameron, TX and it gave me an excuse to "ooh", "ahhh", and "I want!!" a bit [​IMG]
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you getting [​IMG] ?
     
  8. ajlynco

    ajlynco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK folks, here's the lowdown on shipping. I just got off the phone with Ideal Hatcheries. There's NO shipping! Air mail charge of $.15 per chick, a QBC (1/4 box charge), and a Small Order charge. I'm ordering 6 RIR's and 5 BR's (I only wanted 3&3 but needed to meet the $25 minimum poultry order requirements Ideal imposes). With all charges my total came to $36.44. That's a VERY significant savings!! [​IMG] I'll be expecting my chicky-babies in mid October. Now I have to upgrade my start up plans from 6 to 11. Oh well...I'm sure someone here in Reno will take any off my hands if I need. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my silkie babys for my broody silkie hen last tursday from ideal and i thaught the price was great compared to other hatcheries, and they arrived safe and healthy. Im defenately goin to order from Ideal again. [​IMG]
     
  10. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    [​IMG] chicken math has started already! I got my order of chicks from ideal on the 16th and was very pleased. They are so reasonable there and every one of the 25 I ordered arrived safe and sound.
     

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