My babies are being shipped tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobzant, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    Perry, IL
    I'm so nervous! tomorrow my babies are being shipped to me from texas. should be here either wed or thurs. im already prepared for them with a pool for the brooder and pedialyte. lol i feel like an expectant mother.
  2. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2008
    Congrats! [​IMG]

    The waiting is so stressful isn't it?
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I hope you're not in one of the areas affected by the heat wave, but coming out of Texas they will be traveling through some of the hot territory no matter where you're located. I understand the excitement of waiting for shipped chicks to arrive in the mail but I honestly wish that hatcheries wouldn't ship this time of year - it is just too risky for the chicks. Is there any way you can contact the hatchery and ask them to delay until the weather cools a little?
  4. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I too have some being shipped out tomorrow! I know how you feel, and this is my fifth time getting some shipped! What are you getting [​IMG]
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Mine will be shipped out this week and they are from Ideal Hatchery. I know they will go thru heat waves but it's a chance I have to take.
  6. 2hot2chicken

    2hot2chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Quote:I too have some being shipped out tomorrow! I know how you feel, and this is my fifth time getting some shipped! What are you getting [​IMG]


    Mine r shipping from Ideal in TX on wed! Silkies and Brahmas.
    I am also nervous.... Its worse than waiting for my own baby! And I had some veeerrrryyy weird dreams about chickens and chicks last night! LOL
  7. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Good Luck! Hope everything goes well. Just do your best to keep them cool. I have 4, 6wk old BR's and have been going nuts with keeping them cool. I found this link on another thread on BYC... you should check it out as well. May be able to apply many ideas to the chicks.
    Enjoy your new babies! [​IMG]
  8. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Spring Creek, NV
    Enjoy it's so fun to get them in the mail!! My husband just laughed and laughed he thought it was the funniest thing in the world to get chicks in the mail!
  9. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have my sympathy. A bunch of us went through this process last week and we were nervous wrecks. Our worry was for nothing, but you can't help it at the time.

    Even though it was really hot, most of us had no trouble with our shipped chicks. Mine are doing great, except I think they will have to go outside by the time they are two weeks old, at least during the day, if it stays this hot. My house is not air conditioned and they are getting too warm, even though they are only a week old.

    Best of luck and try to sleep tonight. You'll need to be rested up so you can get up every hour on the hour to check on the chics the first night they are home.
  10. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2011
    Corner Alabama
    Mine were shipped yesterday!!! They were supposed to be here today but no call from the post office yet!! But yes I understand how you feel!!! It is the most stressful thing ever!!

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