mail-order chicks late: advice on care, and....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by starbright bird, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. starbright bird

    starbright bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 30, 2010
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    Hi, so no one knows where my chicks are. Shipped mid-tuesday.

    When (if?) they arrive tomorrow, what do I do besides dip their beaks in sugar water? I also have electrolytes.

    And does the breeder assume any losses?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Where did you order your chicks from? I had ordered my last year from Ideal hatchery. Most hatcheries have a guarentee for live delivery of chicks plus the guarentee they won't die off right away. From Ideal I had 4 days after the delivery of my chicks. Any that died en route or within that 4 day deadline I could either be reimbersed or have a new shipment of chicks to replace the ones I lost for free.

    The only thing other than sugar water I can suggest is the yolk of a boiled egg ground down. It will help give them a boost. Best of luck to you!! [​IMG]
     
  3. starbright bird

    starbright bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Amy, I actually have a hard boiled yolk on hand.

    The birds are from Chickenscratchpoultry. Silly me, I don't know the terms. I'll check their site. [​IMG]
     

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