Question about shipped chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ravie, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    I ordered some chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery. They should arrive sometime between the 4th (today!) and 7th. I called the hatchery today to inquire as to whether the chicks had shipped yet. I haven't received an e-mail to confirm that they have, but when I log in to my account on the McMurray website, it says that my chicks shipped yesterday. The customer service representative was very nice, but couldn't tell me anything. She didn't even know if my order had hatched yet. That's fine. I was given a date range.

    My question is this: Have any of you ever received your chicks in the evening, or do they always arrive in the morning?

    I guess I want to know if I can galavant all over the place and occasionally relax and forget where my phone is. [​IMG] It's hard staying close to home and canceling plans, but I want to be there for my thirsty babies when they arrive! My assumption is that if I haven't heard from the Post Office by 8 in the morning, then they're not coming today.
     
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always get my call around 1030 in the morning, when the mail truck comes in. they are *usually* on the first shipment of the morning, but depending on your PO, the time may vary. I'd recommend NOT gallavanting around too far from the PO!

    Oh, and [​IMG] and enjoy your new babies. Good luck!
     
  3. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My post office calls first thing...as soon as the truck pulls in..they don't like the noise of the chicks...that's what on guy told me...lol
     
  4. sprawli

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    I would recommend calling your post office and letting them know you have chicks coming. I've seen too many stories on here of how the post office didn't call. It seems to depend on the post office and how often they get chicks...
     
  5. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very excited about the arrival of my chicks. I ordered 6 Black Stars, 6 Red Stars, 13 EE, and I am super excited about the "Rare Exotic Chick" that McMurray throws in. I hope it arrives ok and it's crested!

    I'd love it if I could still hope for their arrival today. My brooder is ready but it looks so sad and empty without chicks. I hate losing hope each morning as it gets later and later in the day.
     
  6. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tip, Sprawli. I did in fact call the post office and gave them a heads-up. I told them to call me as soon as the poultry arrives, no matter the time!
     
  7. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have arrived at the PO at 10:30ish both times. I'd try to call and see if you could get another rep that might be more knowledgeable. Both times I was able to call and get the tracking number on my chicks shipment.
     
  8. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice, Janet. Since you were able to get a tracking number, do you know approximately how long it took the chicks to get to you?
     
  9. EweSheep

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    MOst hatcheries do not put tracking numbers on them.
     
  10. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not true. That would depend on how they're shipped, and would have nothing to do with the whether the hatchery chose to or not.
     

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