Order arrived dead :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tracyree, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Just got my order from chickensforbackyards today. They shipped Monday. I ordered 3 Easter Eggers and received 4 dead chipmunk looking chicks and one alive white chick. [​IMG].

    So I'm going to call them of course, but should I accept a replacement? If it weren't for the one surveyor I wouldn't consider it, don't want to risk killing more. But I know they don't thrive by themselves....

    I think I'll call and tell them I need to think about it while I try to find a friend for it locally.
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    The heat, I'm sure. I wouldn't order anything through the mail until it cools down a bit.
    They should refund your money.
  3. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    Verona Wisconsin
    I'm so sorry. I agree, do not order anymore until this heat goes away.
    Good luck![​IMG]
  4. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Benson, NC
    How sad...I'm so sorry![​IMG]
  5. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2011
    I also wouldnt order anything right now through mail way 2 hot. I would try and look for something local til fall or when ever it cools down where your at.
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    You know, where I live here in Ohio, it's been sooooo dreadfully hot and humid. I'm wondering if these extreme temps killed your little chicks.

    Soooo sorry you had to receive dead little chicks....TERRIBLE.

    So I understand your hesitation on accepting another order--same thing might happen...(Is that what you're thinking?)

    Maybe you can just let them know, and they might give you a credit to use at another time? Although, your little white chick could probably use some company.....

    Ahhh, what to do........[​IMG]
  7. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    So sorry to hear this!
    I fear that I'll have the same experience...
    I'm expecting my first order of chicks and atill haven't gotten them!
    They were shipped Monday also. I expected them yesterday, but for whatever reason, they hadn't even arrived at my PO yet.
    I don't blame the hatchery--I blame the inefficiency of US "Express" Mail. I don't understand why they can't ensure that live animal cargo gets routed as efficiently and quickly as possible.
    If it had been a box of chocolates I ordered from Ohio, I would have received it 24 hours ago!

    If my order goes south, I'm going to either find local channels for chicks or wait until the very early spring to place my order.
    And hopefully the US Postal system will be privatized by then! [​IMG]
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Well, number one, we don't know why they died. Usually chicks will do well when shipped in heat especially not a full order.

    Do they all look to be day old chicks? Was there a heat source?
  9. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    I told them to just refund. I'm sure it was the heat. There was a pack in there, heat pack I guess.

    Posted on my local forum looking for a buddy for her.
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Quote:I think that's a good decision!

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