- Feb 25, 2010
I would like to start by saying hello to all the BYC members. I've been stalking here for a while and decided to join in on the fun. I ordered some chicks from Ideal a few weeks ago. I originally wanted some delewares but not many. I ordered 5 st run delewares and they had a hatchery choice bantam assortment at 99 cent each so I got 25 of them to get the 1/4 box order. The post office made a boo boo and the chicks spent an extra day riding around the back of a truck. I had 10 dead on arrival and lost another 6 in the first 48 hours despite trying everything I knew to get them going. After that everything was good until last week we had a power outage. Lost two more. Is it normal to lose alot of bantams in shipment or is it just from the extra day without feed and water. This is the first time I have ordered bantams through the mail. I haven't lost a single standard chick. I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to try to order any more bantams or not. Ideal did refund me for the dead chicks.