No chicks today.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kittykorat, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

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    I ordered from mypetchicken last week.
    I got the email confirming that they could arrive any time between Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

    I assumed they'd be in today, since MPC is in CT and I am in MA.
    The brooder is set up. The heat lanp was on, and it was 96 degrees.... ready for the fuzzybutts.

    I have called my post office and left mssgs that I am expecting chicks.. but they have not called back...

    Somewhat dissapointed. Hope they arrive tomorrow.
     

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing 8 Years

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    You're lucky. I ordered in early August (I wanna say around the 10th) and was told the ship date would be Sept 21st!!! In the meantime I got some chicks from a local person but when I found out MPC has a $10 cancellation fee (even before the eggs go into the incubator!!!) I decided to keep my order with them. But I am still looking at 3 weeks before mine arrive. I told the kids they went into the incubator yesterday. [sigh].
     
  3. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

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    Quote:Did you order rare birds?

    My order is EE's, Australorpe, white rock and wyandotte.
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

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    Our post office receives 2 shipments of mail per day.....one at like 6am and one at 3pm-------there is still hope!!!!! [​IMG] I should be getting chicks tomorrow, I will be anxious with you!

    The last 2 shipments of chicks I've received have arrived late afternoon of their hatch date [​IMG] I'm in Texas and I ordered from Ideal, so I suppose being close has something to do with it.
     

  5. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

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    They came!!

    They are happily peeping and exploring in the brooder.
    I'd post pics, but I have to be at work in 45 min... I'll update later!
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing 8 Years

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    Quote:I didn't think so....I ordered 1 Australorp, 1 RIR, 1 Plymouth Rock & 1 Red Star. I'm sure its only one of them that was backordered but I'm not sure which one - I thought they were all reasonably common.

    Congrats on getting yours later in the day!
     

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