Murray McMurray

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jenniemig, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sister ordered ducklings for me from Murray McMurray. They were shipped yesterday, and this morning I finally got tracking info, they're scheduled to arrive in the morning, I've made arrangements to pick them up as soon as they arrive. One thing that I noticed is that McMurray is in Iowa, but the tracking says that they're en-route from Chualar California. I was worried before, but now that they're traveling twice as far the worry has increased! Also, in the tracking info was the invoice, which I didn't see before because they are a gift. I noticed that the shipping is $45, you'd think for that amount they'd be able to overnight them instead of it taking 3 days! I will have my niece, who is 4, when I pick them up, she will be devastated if any of them have died:-(
     
  2. Fluffnpuff

    Fluffnpuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The high shipping cost reflects the special packaging it takes to keep just 3 ducks alive. In larger orders, the birds collective body heat keeps them warm during the shipping process. When a few are ordered it takes much more insulated packaging to keep them from freezing to death during transit.
     
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  3. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Fluff, that makes sense I'm only getting 4 ducklings. I have never received any living creatures via mail order, this is all new to me;-)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I think that McMurray (like a lot of hatcheries) drop ships their waterfowl orders from Metzer Farms, which is why the ducklings come from CA http://www.metzerfarms.com/ good luck with your ducklings, hope they all make it safe.
     
  5. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Kelsie!
     
  6. ChristyinGA

    ChristyinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they all make it! We're expecting an ice storm here and I'm glad my McMurray order isn't shipping until the first week of March...
     

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