New shipment from McMurray!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eichenluft, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. eichenluft

    eichenluft In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2007
    Last week my shipment from McMurray produced mostly dead chicks, within 24 hours all but 7 had died. So I called, on recommendation from this board (thanks!) - and they sent me replacement chicks. They arrived this morning!!!! I wasn't sure when they were coming, so the call from the PO was a surprise! This time, I was very pleased to find ALL of the chicks alive and doing very well - all perky, active and making lots of noise. All had their first drink and then settled down to pecking up food from the ground where I'd scattered some. Such a difference from the last batch - pretty much all of them were very quiet, weak and not alert at all, even the ones who didn't die were not as perky as these chicks. So maybe it was a bad batch, or took too long to get to me. I am happy with this batch, except for the 8 or 9 yellow "extras" - I'm assuming they are all roosters - put in for warmth. I definately didn't need them - and knowing how they are probably going to end up (as someone's dinner) - I hate to see them as cute chicks now. But, can't do anything about it.

  2. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2007
    Winston Salem,NC
    That is awesome! I am glad to hear they are all doing so good this time.
  3. Pics please! We love those lil ones.
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Congrats on you new babies. Im glad MM sent you new ones. I have only dealt with them one time...this last March, and I have to say, my experience was great! All made it here alive...lost one the first day, my error, they got too cold and one was squashed trying to stay warm. UGH!

    And yes, we of course want pics!!

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