My chicks AREN'T coming:(:(:((Got em...PICS PG 4)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shannon's Chix, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    N.E. Florida
    I have 9 chickens and ordered my first ever time from a hatchery. I ordered several weeks ago and they said they would be shipped out on 10/13. They didn't call or e-mail me yesterday so I called today and they told me that the kind I ordered won't be available until the 28th.

    Were they even going to contact me??? I set my brooder up last night and was going to turn the light on this morning to get it ready for my chicks that were supposed to come tomorrow!!!

    Plus they already charged my credit this normal? Does this kind of thing happen often? Just curious...
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  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Dear Would-be Chicken Parent,

    I regret to inform you that nothing you have written surprises me in the least. [​IMG]
    Hatcheries seem to be very fee & easy with charging the ol' credit card and changing ship dates.
    Perhaps another BYCer can list hatcheries that do not do these things...
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I am sorry ... I know you must be disappointed that your chicks are not comming..
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Ohhhh...I feel your pain. [​IMG] When you're so excited and expecting, it's crushing to hear that you have to wait some more!!! I just had to wait one extra day and it killed me. I've read about that happening to people on occasion, but I don't think it's the norm. But it does give a bad impression of the hatchery, doesn't it? I guess when it comes down to eggs hatching, it's not always controllable, you know? I am sorry this happened, but you will get your babies....just be patient a little while longer...
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Even hatcheries can't predict nature. Some hatches just don't develop so canceled orders sometimes can't be helped.
    On the other hand they shouldn't charge your account until they are sure. Ideal hatchery in Texas, doesn't take out the money until they day before shipping. I've always done business with them so i can't say about other hatcheries.
    Sorry you have to wait, i know it's a bummer.
    Good Luck
  6. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    Ideal hatchery didn't take their money out until I had my chicks for several days
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  7. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    i ordered from Ideal recently and had a great experience. seems others have too. 2 of my silkies were alive upon delivery but obviously weren't going to make it much longer. Ideal refunded me the money for those instantly and even sent me some advice for trying to save one of them.

    they are the only place i've ordered (i just got started) but it's made me feel good about ordering from them in the future. they don't have all the breeds and varieties i want, but for what they do, they seem to be very good. and since they are in Texas they hatch year round.
  8. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    ideal refunded my money on my silkie chick that didn't have the feathers on its feet... all of mine including the peanuts were all healthy and they are still doing awesome after 2 weeks
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Ideal didn't take my money out until the day they shipped. Also, two chicks were DOA. They were crushed in the box. Ideal put the money for those two chicks back in my account the same day I called them.
  10. tholt03

    tholt03 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    N. Texas
    Sometimes hatches just dont go like the hatchery plans. They take orders for what they expect to hatch. Any time you order it is kind of like a lotto. As for Ideal they are GREAT. I had an order that got caught up in shipping, 4 of 25 lived . They just re-sent my entire order and added 2. As for the money I dont think they charged my card until they shipped.

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