Second order from McMurray, DEAD

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dmoffett, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. dmoffett

    dmoffett In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    My first order from McMurray arrived late and DEAD, well one out of 26 survived. They send a replacement order. They were due yesterday, still not here today. They too will arrive DEAD. I will never order from McMurray again.
    I now find several people with the same problem with MM. I should have asked you guys before I ordered.
    I recommend that you avoid this hatchery.

    I'm looking for a hatchery in Kentucky.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

  2. goodbull92

    goodbull92 In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2012
    NE Texas
    A guy I work with had 26 replacement chicks from MM come in this morning(a day later than scheduled) & all but 1 was DOA.....[​IMG]
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    I wouldn't blame the hatchery if the post office didn't deliver in a timely manner and the weather is very cold. The chicks may have been quite healthy when shipped.
  4. sharebear29

    sharebear29 In the Brooder

    Dec 31, 2011
    oh no. I got mine yesterday from them. I was really concerned..but they're all alive. I'm worried about two - but they all arrived alive.

  5. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Arco, ID
    I honestly can't believe all the people that blame a hatchery for something that is clearly a postal service problem!! You ordered them in the winter so you take the risk. Not trying to be mean but just sayin'!! :).
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  6. AmyLM

    AmyLM Songster

    Dec 28, 2011
    Buckley washington
    Mine arrived with 4 losses and 40 survivors. I also wouldn't blame the hatchery. I would blame the post office if they arrive late. I will likely also get a reship but I will ask them to delay a few weeks and not to send bantams if possible because they just seem to be more fragile.
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I agree ~ there are many more people with good shipping stories than bad ones. We just seem to hear about the bad ones.

    I am sorry you are having a bad experience and hope that your little ones arrive soon ~ alive and healthy!

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

  8. Scraps

    Scraps Songster

    Jan 25, 2009
    End of a dirt road...
    Try Mt. Healthy, they're in Cincinnati. I ordered 350 last week and they all arrived in perfect shape and 1 day for shipping. Haven't lost a one :)
  9. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Songster

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    I have order from ideal many times and they hatch the chick wednesday and I have gotten every order by thrusday! I have lost a couple in 2 of the orders but I blame the P.O. Here becuase they take my birds out and handle them!!!!! But still I would recommend Ideal!

  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I also wouldn't blame the hatchery. USPS isn't always happy to have to carry those loud, chirping boxes around with them, and I wouldn't put it against a disgruntled postal worker to mishandle them (no offense meant to postal workers there). They were probably lost in transit at some point, and it is February. I ordered from McMurray last year, and I didn't loose a single chick. But my order came at the end of April when it was fairly warm. I got an order from Ideal a couple of weeks ago, and they're great as well. Its just the risk you take when you have chicks shipped to you in cold weather. So sorry about the loss of your babies.

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