Question about McMurray order, and question for NE Ohioans

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nekomi, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. nekomi

    nekomi Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just wondering if anyone could possibly give me some clarification on the delivery process from McMurray hatchery.

    Late last year, I ordered 30 day-old chicks. My receipt says, "Your Poultry will be delivered Sunday through Tuesday the week listed (March 02, 2009)." Does that mean they will be shipped within that timeframe, or actually on my doorstep Sunday - Tuesday? And, should I expect them to arrive at my door, or will I need to pick them up from the Post Office?

    And secondly, the temps here (NE Ohio) average just above freezing the week of March 02. Should I consider pushing back my order? Anyone in the NE OH area who has ordered from McMurray before, what has your experience been like ordering at this time of year (any DOA, time from shipment to delivery, etc.)?

    Thanks so much everyone! I am so nervous and excited, I just don't want to do anything wrong. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our 1st chickens ever this morning. You should get them on those days and more than likely the post office will call you to come and get them.
     
  3. nekomi

    nekomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Kesha! What are the temps like where you're at, and how many chicks were in your shipment?

    Congrats on the new babies!
     
  4. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello fellow Buckeye! This is the first year I've ordered from McMurray but here is what I expect from talking to them on the phone several times. My order gives the delivery date of Monday Feb 23, the chicks will be hatched and shipped on Saturday the 21st. They are only shipped priority mail USPS and should be received between Sunday and Tuesday but according to them and the post office they should arrive on Monday morning. I know it isnt exact and this is the kind of window of delivery I get from the cable repair guy but my local post office clerk said it may be possible to get a call from the main hub on Sunday but no guarantees. Just notify your local post office ahead of time and they should call you as soon as they arrive. Hope everything works out for you and your new chicks. This might be bad to say, Now that you have an order if you try to push it back, the chicks might not be available. Just pray for their safe travel.[​IMG]
     
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  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It's best to talk to your mailman to let him/her know the peeps will be coming, and it's ok to call anytime so you can get them home into the warm brooder right away.

    You will need to go and pick them up. Check to make sure they are all heathy at the post office.

    If there is a problem, you can fill out the proper paperwork while there, to recieve a credit if necessary.

    Sometimes they will wait to avoid a early am call or whatever, however I want them home, and drinking as soon as possible.

    bigzio
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Nekomi

    I received my order from McMurray Yesterday a.m. (It would have been delivered today except I picked it up at the distribution center because of the holiday).

    Yours will be shipped probably late Saturday (all orders from McMurray are shipped on Saturdays unless there is a holiday that week such as happened this week). I would expect you will probably get a call Monday morning (they should call you to come pick them up). Be sure to contact the post office and let them know you have a shipment of chicks coming in. I went to my post office and gave them a printed copy of my name, home phone and cell number (I didn't want to take the chance the PO or McMurray might have my phone number wrong).

    Your order should be fine (temp wise), just depends on the PO workers taking proper care of them enroute. I moved from NE ohio (cuyahoga falls) a couple of months ago and they have some REAL cold/windy weather here in Nebraska!
     
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