Order from cackle ? Special box.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ccochinman30, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ccochinman30

    ccochinman30 In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2015
    Phoenix az
    Going to order the special box from cackle. I would like to know if anyone ordered this be for read some post from 5 years ago would like to know of some updated ones. And what time if year you ordered. I want to order next week 1/10 ish it's called the assorted
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]and welcome to Backyard chickens. I'm not familiar with Cackle(or the other hatcheries). I'm guessing "special" means an assortment of certain breeds - maybe layers or exotics etc. If the chicks have to travel a distance from the hatchery, maybe it is better to wait for warmer weather. Sorry to say but, the post office doesn't always regard chicks as living, perishable creatures. Some hatcheries add male chicks as box warmers - so you could end up with a lot of cockerels to deal with or have for dinner.

    I'm sure others will be replying to you as the morning progresses, some probably will have experience with Cackle,etc. and can give you better advice than I can.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've ordered from Cackle on several occasions and have been happy with their birds and service, however it's been a number of years since I last ordered from them, so I cannot give you the benefit of recent experience with them. I agree with drumstick diva that it's not a very good time of the year to order chicks. Not only will they have to travel in much colder, harsher weather, but you will have to keep them in a heated place for a long time when you get them. Also, your selection of breeds will be much more limited at this time of year than if you order in the spring. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. If you do go ahead and order now, good luck with your chicks.
  4. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Nice to have you join us.
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never ordered from Cackle myself however I have never heard anything negative about them either. And yes, definitely wait until the weather is warmer in your territory. Winter deliveries through the post office with chicks and many times they die in transit due to cold exposure. So be patient, (and I know how hard that is! LOL) and wait till spring when it is not going to get below freezing day or night.

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and if you have any further questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  9. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Songster

    Jun 15, 2012
    Chasing Chooks
    Hello and [​IMG] ! Please ask any questions you may have, we're happy to help.

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