Picking up from the post office question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HaileyandJoliesMom, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    My chicks are due to ship on 8/11 and with all the talk of chicks being DOA Im getting pretty nervous. The post office that they will be delivered to doesnt open till 8:30 am, does that mean my lil ones will be stuck there till then? Or do most post offices let you pick them up before they open? Do I need to open the box at the post office with someone who works there to check on them?

    Ive never ordered chicks before so sorry if these are dumb questions!!
  2. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    athens vt
    They called me at 6 am . They were very decent about it and i checked them before i left.
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    My PO doesnt open until 8, but they called me before 7 a.m. when my chicks arrived. I think it depends on how annoyed the postal workers get by the peeping chicks! [​IMG]
  4. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Well hopefully 36 chicks annoy the crap out of them LOL. As long as they call after 5am I will be fine. Hubby leaves for work at 5 and he doesnt know about this lil shipment yet LOL:lol:
  5. newbie coops

    newbie coops In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2008
    Northern New England
    I ordered my (25) baby chicks (pullets) three varieties (BO, BR, & NHR) in mid-June from Meyer Hatchery, for delivery July 30th. They sent 42 baby chicks - not one fatality (yet) - and all the correct varieties just too many of them!!! I'm thinking they put in extra for warmth or to get rid of some suspected roosters or to compensate for DOA...but I was SHOCKED to receive 42. They are all healthy and energetic on day 3, I started them out with lukewarm sugar water immediately, and medicated chick starter mash. They took very quickly to both, although I did dip all of their beaks into some water when transferring them from their mailing boxes to the brooder. They are cute as buttons and quite content (so far). Don't worry too much, although I understand because I was a basket case.

    Our PO doesn't open until 8:30 but they called at 6:45 - they'll be great about it if you notify them ahead of time. They are there before they open, and chicks aren't the standard postal package so they do treat that sort of delivery a little differently. Talk to them about it to make sure.

    How many did you order and from where?

    Good luck!
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    just call the post office so they will know to call you the minute they come in
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] the mean things we do to our husbands !!!!!

    The PO also calls me as soon as they get there around 6:30 - 7:00 (they love all my babies I get in) just tell the hubby "look what I found on the door step today" and they were all free [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  8. HeadHen

    HeadHen Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Quote:I called my post office the week the chicks were due and they said no problem. Then they called before 7am to let me know the chicks were there and what door to knock at before they were open. I did as they said and the door popped open and they said "here ya go" and 26 happy healthy little chicks came home with me.
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Yep - my post office also called me WAY early and let me stop in and pick them up through the "side door"
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    We normally get our mail in between 5-6 so that's when we're in (actually clerks get in even earlier) so when the front desk opens normally will not reflect when they call you to come get the chicks.

    Good luck!

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