New arrivals come Monday, anyone gotten MPC/Meyer birds recently?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cupman, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    My final shipment of the year comes next week, probably Tuesday. The temperatures are getting colder and I was wondering if anyone has had a problem with birds not surviving in the mail lately. The other shipment I got early September was 100% alive but still makes me a little nervous. Anyone get any "packing peanuts" with their birds from MPC/Meyer? After these 8 new arrivals I will have 28 chickens. Well the breeds I'm getting are...

    2 Speckled Sussex
    2 Easter Eggers
    2 Dark Cornish
    1 Naked Neck / Turken
    1 White Cochin

    Another question about the Easter eggers. Anyone have pictures of the Easter eggers they got from Meyer/MPC recently? I have 2 EE right now and they look the same, black and gold, was kind of hoping I get a little more color variety in my new EE's. Fingers crossed.

  2. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

    Aug 27, 2011
    I just received 4 Buff Orps from MPC yesterday. Mine came filled with some straw batting and a heat pack. All arrived alive and well.
  3. petejd

    petejd Chirping

    Sep 25, 2011
    Bluffton, SC.
    We should be receiving our first chicks next week. I hope all goes well..
  4. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Just received 28 Wht Leghorn chicks. They all look great so far.
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Songster

    Sep 2, 2011
    New Hampshire
    I received 5 chicks froom MPC on Tuesday Sept 27th, safe and sound packed with a heating pad. They were only in transit less than 24 hours and it was nice weather her in New England. How's the weather looking where you are?
  6. coppahed

    coppahed In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2007
    Received 11 healthy chicks from Meyer on Thursday. Ohio to Montana in less than 44 hrs. All are doing fine. 6 Doms., 4 Chanties and 1 chipmunk Ameracuana. Didn't know about the Meyer meal maker deal until too late. They send 1 free chick if you agree to raise it and donate the eggs to needy people in your community. Item #MMMF. pg. 26 in their catalog.
  7. TaoSpring

    TaoSpring Hatching

    Oct 15, 2011
    We received twenty eight cornish cross from Meyer this past week - with a few packing peanuts. They all arrived safe, and everyone looks good so far. Like you, I was also concerned about the cooler temps, although it's not been so bad here in MA this week. The little ones were huddled together, but not too chilled. Whew!

    As far as the EE's and color variance ~ perhaps they were just the luck of the draw?

  8. AZChicken_Kat

    AZChicken_Kat In the Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    West Valley, Phoenix AZ
    We got 14 from MPC 5 weeks ago. 2 of my ee looked the same as chick and 2 looked drastically different. With feather though now 3 look identical. Good luck with your babies.

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