shipping in two boxes? Confused

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  1. cholmberg

    cholmberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are on the way. . .. but they gave me two tracking numbers. So I
    got on the web chat with Meyer and asked about it, and she didn't know why
    there is two boxes. . . she speculated that they put them 15 to a box ( I ordered 27
    chicks) and put heat packs in with them. Do you think that is the case? why else
    would they split up what really doesn't seem to be a very big order. And it
    seems the boxes are not together either. One has already processed through
    Charleston, wv . . .one says it has not yet. Thoughts? This is my first time
    getting chicks via mail, so I'm a little worried about them.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Odd. Did they both actually come from Meyer? Was one drop shipped from somewhere else? Did you order different breeds?.. maybe one of the breeds had a late hatch or they were short when the first part was packaged?
     
  3. cholmberg

    cholmberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both came from Meyer. They didn't say if one was drop shipped from elsewhere. . .there WAS an
    issue with the brown leghorns and they called me and asked if I would accept a replacement breed, and I
    did. . .I said white cochins would be ok, and they had them. . . .I am just scared they had some kind of
    net burp and I got my order sent twice. o_O My husband would wring. my. neck.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ha, wonder if they did have enough BLs later and sent those in the second box without realizing they also had sent the first box with the cochins ... will be interesting to see what is in those boxes ... if you did get two orders sounds like you were just destined to have more chickens, best excuse I have heard in awhile, you can just blame it all on Meyer ... at least those are popular breeds you should be able to sell if need be.
     
  5. cholmberg

    cholmberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so it IS unusual? Wow. now I'm insanely curious to see what is in those
    boxes. It says they are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. . .but they are
    only two hours away. =(
     
  6. cholmberg

    cholmberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it kind of bugged me that she had no idea why there was two boxes. . and seemed to have
    no way to find out.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, it is unusual. Does make me wonder she doesn't have any way to check what is in the boxes, they had to tell the packers somehow what to put in them, where are the computer records for the packing list. Gotta love USPS, takes two days to go 100 miles Priority..
     
  8. cholmberg

    cholmberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it says it left charleston at almost 9am. it's only 2 hours to lewisburg. . .I would think they'd have them by now.
    I may swing by the post office and ask.
     
  9. clankeyes

    clankeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep posted.... this is interesting.
     
  10. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't swing by, just call them!

    Looks like chicken math may have struck before you even got yours! [​IMG]
     

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