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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkydragon, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    idk if this is in right place but i ordered some chickens from a private breeder and was wondering if since i dont have a PO box i just have a mailbox will they be delivered to my house or do i still need to go to post office to pic them up?

  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Talk to your post person. Let them know what your expecting. [​IMG] You could give them your number and have them call you if they will. You can get them from the post office too. The sooner you can get them home the better.

    Best of luck!!
  3. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    I went to the post office to pick mine up, but then I live in a small town. (Population 3,500) They were willing to hold the box for me to pick up. I simply left my phone #'s for them to call when they came in. It worked out fine. They probably see more live chickens than you would imagine.
  4. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    Picking them up is always a better plan, if possible. Sitting in a too hot/too cold delivery truck is just more stress on your young chicks. And we've all heard the stories of chicks being left on the porch or gate to meet some terrible dek9se before you realize they are there. Also, your postman may LOVE you for not making him listen to them till he gets them to your door~!!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    when ordering eggs they always come to my door. You can have the person sending them add a phone number if you wanted so the po can call you to come pick them up.
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I always pick up chicks at the PO, and from now on I'll pick up eggs too. I found that I had much better hatch rates if the mailman isn't driving all over gravel roads with my eggs before they get to me. Don't forget to have the seller put your phone number and instructions in big letter on the front /top of the box.

    Every time I have ordered chicks they end up lost in the mail for at least a day. I've even driven to the main PO hub to get them in the middle of the night. Otherwise it would have been 2 days longer than "express"- which I paid out the nose for. [​IMG]
  7. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    they already shipped and it was 1st time for both me and person shipping so didnt know to put phone number [​IMG] hope they get here ok

  8. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    they got here the post office called this morning even though my number wasnt on the package i guess since i live in a small town they saw our name on a clucking package and called us good news is all 4 shipped from california to ohio survived the trip no casualtys just the silky was a lil tipsy when i sat her on the ground but quickly recovered heres a link t the site where i got them i got all 3 for shipping and some food eggs to pay for the box total $15 and a dozen eggs


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