Shipping goslings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    There are a few of us in my 'area' (sort of) that have decided to go in together on an order from metzer farms this spring. One person pm'd me and asked if I would be able to express ship them to her, since she is unable to drive. Would that be too much travel time? They would already be in transit for at least 2 days, then another day or 2 more. What do you all think?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    I would think that is a lot of stress on them. After a couple days they will need to eat and stay warm and I don't think it is warm enough yet to ship just 2. JMO. [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    We weren't planning on getting them till the first part of April, but I too think all that transit time would be too much for them. Even if it took 2 days for the first leg of the trip, and 1 day for the second, like it should, it would still be an awfully long time! Plus the P.O. is notorious for taking longer than they should, and I would hate for something to happen to them! I just wanted someone else's opinion! I know metzer's has a '2 gosling minimum' thing as well, so maybe this would be an option for her.
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't do it.
     
  5. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not do it either!
    Cottage Rose-what type of duck is your avatar it is very pretty!
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think that white curly thing is a Sebastopol Goose
     
  7. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have even had express mail take me 2 1/2 days with adults! You can request your money back, but who cares if the gosling dies.
    Don't do it!
     
  8. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My avatar is indeed a Sebastopol goose.
    You can see more pics on my website. [​IMG]
     

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