Sending chicks in rainy weather? (PLEASE READ!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThePolishPrincess, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 8 chicks were sent out of Meyer's this morning and are expecting to arrive on Wednesday, which means a total of two days or so in that box. It's expected to rain here until Wednesday and I'm very worried that the majority of my chicks won't make it. We DID however, buy a heating pad also which I was told would help. Almost half of my order consists of Polish which do poorly in bad weather. And I know rain and chicks don't mix well. Should I prepare myself for a high mortality rate? Anyone ever have this before?
  2. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    They should be inside the post office or a vehicle most of the time, so they should be okay. If not, see if the hatchery has a guarantee. I know the ones we ordered had a guarantee to live the first 48 hours after they arrived.
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll see if the hatchery has any guarantee. I'm not certain though, as I did do a small order which I remember reading was said to be 'risky'. I will check, though. Thank you for helping clear that up! I just want them here already.

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