Ok, give it to me straight...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jenniemig, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister ordered 4 ducklings for me. The tracking shows they were received by USPS at 4p.m. on the 10th, they were scheduled to be delivered today, but there's been a delay and there still not here. I am hoping my post office will be calling first thing in the morning telling me they've arrived.
    If they arrive in the morning, after having been in the box for at least 53 hours, should I expect any of them to be alive?
     
  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you go to your PO and pick them up?
     
  3. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have been speaking with the PO Supervisor and he has been very nice. He said he is the first one in and will call me ASAP.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Prayers. I think it is possible they will be okay, be ready with water and do you have gro-gel or sav-a-chik? Something with electrolytes.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully.
     
  6. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Amiga, and Yes, I have Save-A-Chick.
     
  7. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know why it took so long to get them to you? Usually the PO is good about expediting live poultry. Will they refund you if they are not alright? Hopefully they are okay, prepare for the worst hope for the best! [​IMG] Let us know when you get them!
     
  8. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know why it took so long to get them to you?  Usually the PO is good about expediting live poultry.  Will they refund you if they are not alright? Hopefully they are okay, prepare for the worst hope for the best! :fl   Let
    us know when you get them!

    The PO said it was because the hatchery sent them priority mail not express. Priority can take 4 days, express is no more than 2 days. I still don't know why the usps website still has the delivery date as today. If the worst happens I will call the hatchery and ask either they overnight the replacement ducklings or just give my sister a refund. I won't be risking little lives again with them being stuck in a box for days.
     
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  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatcheries have been sending day old ducks and chicks for ever in the mail.
    Mine arrived via priority mail in 2 days.

    It isn't like the PO doesn't know what is in the box. They start pulling that bs then the hatcheries are going to start looking to fedex and ups if they deliver live animals...
     
  10. TaraBellaBirds

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