Is it normal for the shipping to cost MORE THAN MY PURCHASE?!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    I want to order 6 pullets whitch cost 54 dollars, and the shipping is 94 dollars!!! IS THAT NORMAL?! HOLY COW!

    Its from mcmurray hatcher to rhode island.
     
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    That doesn't sound quite right...even the $54 for only 6 pullets... [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I am assuming they are adults/started pullets.
     
  4. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:Oooh, I see, that makes more sense. Thank you [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    $94 for 6 birds isn't that bad. Just two can be in the 60s. They have to "overnight" the birds, and since they are live animals, need special shipping containers due to the whole bio safety thing.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Oh yeah, that sounds about right, and actually a little on the low side. It costs about $50 to send a pair (though I have had 3 Silkies sent in the same box, but they are tiny) In theory it should have cost about $150, 2 birds per box, so 3 boxes at 50 each. I think you are getting a deal.

    Oh and if you aren't already aware the pullets will have their beaks trimmed. I guess they do alright, but it is something to think about.

    Look on Craigslist or post a wanted add on here, you might be able to find hens closer.
     

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