Ideal Poultry Order...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an order of chicks that shipped out yesterday. I called my PO this morning and they haven't gotten the chicks yet. My last chick order shipped out on the 7th and my PO called me at 7:30 the next morning telling me the chicks had arrived. It is 30 degrees outside and I'm really starting to worry here.
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    It generally takes 1-2 days for them to get to me. Normally 2 and I've not lost one enroute, yet. Never ordered quite this early in the year.

    Good luck!
     
  3. MissJames

    MissJames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine shipped on a wed morning and arrived on Fri morning.
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    I called my post office at 7:30 am asking about my chicks and they said they didn't have them. At 10 am they called saying they had them. Go figure.
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    It may have just been a later truck and/or a truck sent especially with the chicks.
     
  6. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    I'm surprised that being as far away as Georgia they arrived overnight the first time. I wouldn't panic until It's Friday 10am and they still haven't shown up. Cold weather always leans on those of us who aren't patient enough to wait until spring to order chicks. [​IMG]

    Same for me... waiting to see if my replacements come in tomorrow (Friday). Last time it was Saturday-- hence "the replacements" coming this week. And don't forget the ice storm that went through earlier this week will have mail a bit back logged. [​IMG]
     
  7. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be worried too!

    I'm here in Texas, so my chicks arrived overnight. Even so, they were very, very cold when they arrived. They were shaking and crowded into one corner of the box. One ended up with a broken wing and leg, so I put him down. Another has a twisted neck, but I've decided to name him Wonky and see if he makes it.

    These are bantams, so they're a lot more fragile than regular chicks. Maybe larger chicks will fare better.

    You might consider taking a hot water bottle with you or some of those chemical hand harmers to heat them up on the way home.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  8. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow- note to self: have husband take off work the day the chicks arrive so he can be the one to do that...
    poor chicks!
     

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