Just got my first order of chicks from McMurray, they arrived late and DEAD

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dmoffett, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. dmoffett

    dmoffett In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    I just got my first order of chicks. How eager I was to get them. When they did not arrive when they said they would I called McMurray.
    They said they had a problem with the delivery to Kentucky. I told them that it had been so ling they would arrive dead. They said they would send out another batch. They should have called as soon as they noticed the problem, after all the order is scanned at every stop along the way.
    I'll give them one more try. Anyone had problems with McMurray Hatchery?
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012

  2. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma In the Brooder

    Jan 19, 2012
    thats so sad! what a shame :( good luck to you with the other chicks!
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    order from Meyer or MT Healthy they are closer to you. heck even Hoffman is in Gratz Pa.
  4. dmoffett

    dmoffett In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    I'll know better next time. I think three of them might make it, out of 26.

  5. Raven1

    Raven1 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Carthage, TN
    Its always a gamble this time of year to get chicks. You just don't know what the weather is going to do from one day to the next and then if they get held up too well. So sorry for the loss. I have always had good luck with McMurry.
  6. crystal195655

    crystal195655 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2011
    Glenoma, WA
    I received chicks from McMurray and all arrived alive, we did lose a few in the first few days, which I think is normal..since it is so stressful when they are shipped especially this time of year. Don't give up on McMurray they have a very good record on shipping, sometimes things just happen during shipping...the Postal system is not without flaws. You are most likely closer to McMurray than I am (we are in WA) and we had no trouble getting our order in just 2 days ...they were shipped on a Saturday and we received them on Monday. It's so sad to get all dead chicks, I hope your next order will be better....Good Luck!
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Sorry about your chicks. I ordered from McMurray last year, and their chicks were great. Didn't loose a single one. My order came at the end of April though. The chicks I ordered this year (from Ideal) are all doing great as well. I got them about 2 weeks ago, and was very lucky we had some unseasonably warm weather during that time. Weather is just crazy this time of year. I hope your next shipment gets to you alright!

  8. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

    May 25, 2011
    Oh That is awful! I have been happy with mcmurray over the last six years, though. Sounds like the post office might have screwed up in your case... I hope the three survivors hang in and you get some healthy replacements.
  9. FlockHappy

    FlockHappy In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    That's so sad! [​IMG]I've never ordered from a hatchery before.....but I've thought of it many times. I hope your next order will go well.

  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Ordering chicks this time of year, especially to central KY which right now is in the middle of winter, with the highs barely above freezing, and the lows in the 20's and teens, is a big gamble at best. You cant blame the hatchery, who sends out healthy chicks. Ive ordered chicks in February, even being in Florida, I won't do it again.

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