mcmurry sick chicks please post here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mario2girls, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    please start a list of people who got delivery of mcmurry sick chicks here,,,what you ordered for breeds and date received,,,thanks .this will help us all
  2. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    Please post info here!

    It will help other people, like me. I'm driving from Madison Wisconsin to Iowa to pick up my chicks from mm hatchery, this saturday. Now I dont know if I should cancel my order or not.

    Thank-you for your info.
  3. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    I hope you spoke to Mcmurray and got either the refund or the replacements cuz the Customer Service on my order was very good and my choice of either---

    I got 7 Faverolle Roos instead of 5 girls - 2 roos

    and the Buff Laced Polish 7 of them didn't make the trip.

    I had the choice with no hassels - ( I had openned the box in front of the po clerk just incase) they are replacing them
    but I could have had the refund) I have never gotten a perfect order cuz that is Shari luck but this was very easy to correct---
  4. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Picked up 2/9/08

    115 chicks total
    so far about 20 sick, 2 dead

    Cuckoo Marans - 12 ordered, 1 dead, 9 sick, 2 appear normal now
    Buff Rocks - 7 ordered, 4 very sick
    EE - 8 ordered, 4 sick, 4 semi-weak
    Partridge Rocks - 7 ordered, 1 dead, 5 sick, 1 normal
    Others all normal so far include Blue Andalusians, White Rocks, Blue Cochins, Red Stars, RIRs, Black Australorps, EE Bantams.

    Sickness occurred started day 12 and has continued.
  5. carousel

    carousel Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    My chicks got here all alive, all 28 of them to Portland, OR on 2-25-08
    I have lost 3 in 36 hours that I think was related to stress of shipping or faliure to thrive.
    One is still much smaller
    I lost 1 Black star (the other one is doing awesome!)
    I lost 1 BLRW (the other 10 are big piggy chicks and doing GREAT)
    1 lost one Speckled Sussex (2 remaining are doing great, a 3rd is smaller than her 'sisters')

    I think it is possible that the stress of shipping and piling up in the box to stay warm was hard on my smaller chicks.
    that is the ONLY thing my chicks have in common - they were the smallest of the chicks when they got here on Monday.

    I don't think McMurray did anything wrong, I think it is good old Mother nature (ie weather and maybe a weaker chick to start with)

    I called McMurray today, great customer service, they have credited me for 4 chicks, becaues I have another SS that is small, and I didn't expect a credit on the BLRW as they had sent an extra but they credited me for that one also.

    I think in the future I would order later in the spring.

    My losses have been really close to 10% and to be honest I expected that. I was THRILLED that they all made it, but of course sad to loose some of the smallest chicks.

    Catherine - Time will tell how my chicks do! I'm keeping them warm, clean and dry and double checking my date code on my food to make sure it is fresh.
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    Picked up 2/25/08

    44 chicks total
    26 dead


    2 porcelains
    1 salmon faverolle
    3 red pyle OEG
    4 silver polish
    2 sultans
    5 Golden Polish
    2 crevecoeurs
    2 dark cornish
    1 dark brahma
    4 Buff Laced Polish
    2 Turkens
    2 white polish
    2 white laced red cornish
    2 white faced black spanish
    3 mottled houdans
    2 Dominiques
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  7. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    i was expecting some loss from the stress that is what i was thinking,,,did you all catch the new post on the i know what is wrong with our chicks may want to read it,,,good news i think,,,
  8. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    I received an order of 27 chicks last april from McMurray. All arrived fine and I lost none. They grew beautifully.

  9. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Our original order from McMurray arrived on February 11. We ordered 32 hens and 1 roo.
    *Rhode Island Reds
    *Silver Laced Wyandottes
    *Buff Orpingtons
    *Partridge Rock
    *Easter Egg

    2 were dead in the box when we picked it up. In less than 48 hours we had lost 15! This is almost 50%!!!!! The chicks that died never "pepped" up and were much smaller then the rest of our chicks. MuMurray was wonderful and kind to me. They said that there was a bad snow storm the day that the chicks shipped out. They replaced all the ones that we lost and sent a new shipment the following Monday (February 18th). All of the replacement chicks arrived much "peppier" then the first bunch. We have had the new ones for 9 days now. We did NOT lose even one from the replacement set. Everyone is growning and happy and eating like crazy. I put the new ones right in with the original ones and everyone did just fine.

    While I wasn't happy to have so many die. It was actually very upsetting especially because it was our first order ever. But, I was very please with the customer service we were given.

    I don't know if it was the weather or something else, but our replacement chicks did great. Who knows??????

    I do think if and when I order again, I will wait until later in the spring...........lesson learned!
  10. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    GEZZZZ, you guys are scaring me!!!!! My order is due to arrive on March 3rd. I'll be afraid to open the box!!! This is all very sad:(
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