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Sad day at the Post Office

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Foghorn, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today when I went to work, I heard those familiar peeps. I knew right away someone was getting chicks today! I went to the area we keep them and peeked inside the box. It was an order of 25 or so chicks. However, only 6 were alive. The rest had frozen. I felt horrible. I can't believe that we (the post office) could let this happen. I understand that we really are pushed for time and the truck drivers may not care that much, but you would think we could make exceptions. I couldn't imagine recieving my order this way. [​IMG]
     
  2. hillshouse

    hillshouse Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so sad. I feel so sorry for the people that had to pick up that order. I have been worrying about my order coming in this weather, but I have alittle over a week to go and the temps are on the way up here.(KY) Sometimes I think that some postal workers don't know about baby chicks and their for need warmth. They probably think they are packed to survive anything.
    moni
     
  3. Oh Gosh, that IS sad.
    Did you notice who the hatchery was? I'm shocked any hatchery would be shipping live birds / chicks in this weather.

    Lisa
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  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Immensely sad. And wrong. Those poor little babies. Good question about which hatchery.
     
  5. Henriettahen

    Henriettahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww poor birds! I hope the others made it:(
     
  6. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was Murray McMurray Hatchery. But in their defense, it was packaged very well. The usual box, plus a corrugated box wrap inside. I honestly believe it was negligence somewhere along the way in handling. The box was treated gently, just not, in my opinion, kept warm enough.
    By the way, half a dozen more of the same boxes were dropped of at an office prior to this one. I can only hope those chicks experienced a better fate.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

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    Poor chicks and poor person who ordered them.
     
  8. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Too bad, that is a shame. I've heard good stories where the driver would put the peeps up in the cab with him by the heater with toons to listen to. I guess not in this case though.

    bigzio
     
  9. Mike_Winters

    Mike_Winters Out Of The Brooder

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    my problem is useally the shipment because some of these people dont know what FRAGILE and LIVE means because i recieved two ducklings with broken spines
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    :eek: So sad! Poor little creatures. Their new mom must have been heartbroken to see that.[​IMG]
     

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