Received chicks this morning!-1 DOA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stayathomedad, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad In the Brooder

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    I ordered from McMurray 9 Red Stars, 7 Easter Eggers, 4 Barred Rocks, 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and they threw in 2 extras. I got the call from the post office early this morning to pick them up. When I put them in their brooder, I noticed one dead in the shipping box, looks trampled. It would've been nice to have all alive, but losing just one, seems to be ok. Should I let McMurray know, or just let it be? I think I will just let it be seeing that I'm still one more ahead than what I ordered. I believe the ones I ordered are all accounted for, so it must be one of the extas.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    you can still let them know. wait 24 hours to see how all do. that is their policy.
    they credit you for DOA's, but you have to order 25 minimum, so you can use it for the next batch.

    God bless your little flock!
     
  3. I would let it go, they did give you extras and this is one of those things that can happen with shipped chicks.
    I had one die on me last week from my shipped chicks, and it was not an extra.
    I can't complain because I knew the risk.
    Good luck and enjoy the rest of your new fuzzies.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I agree with The Simple Life. You still have more chicks than you paid for.
     
  5. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad In the Brooder

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    Ok, I'll just let it be.
    Here are some pics if anyones interested. My 3 year old and 8 month old daughters love them, but my 2 year old son isn't so sure yet.

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  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

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    Congrats on the new fuzzy butts. Your children are adorable, the chicks are cuties too.
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Watching kids with chicks is a great feeling. Cute kids.
     
  8. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad In the Brooder

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    Thank-you!
     
  9. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    That little 8 month old looks like she wants to jump right in there with those chickies! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickorama

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    Oh! You are making me want to order more fuzzybutts now, and not next spring!!!
     

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