Success with shipping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bob W [FL], Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Bob W [FL]

    Bob W [FL] Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2011
    After reading some of the bad results with the post office and chicks I thought I would post a success story. We ordered 10 Light Brahma's from Cackle Hatchery. We ordered 10 to avoid the chicken math problem which is the same math problem we had in the past with exotic birds. One pet became 60+ pets and breeders. This was Cackle's city-town special, all pullets and no packing peanuts. we did not want extra roosters.

    The chicks left Cackle on Wednesday and I picked them up this morning (Friday)

    Cackle had them packed in a double box with a heat pack and packing between the two boxes. The heat pack was still warm to the touch, which surprised me.

    We opened the box and one at a time dipped each ones beak in the water, they started to drink immediately. We put food in a saucer and they knew what to do.

    All seem active and healthy except one that is a little slow/behind the others, but they have only been out of the box for 5 hours

    Bob W [FL]

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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  2. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    Yayyy!! The successes are what gives me hope! Thanks for telling a good story about shipping for once! :)
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa
    Glad they arrived safe!
  4. amillecay

    amillecay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
    That sounds like it all ended just fine! It's nice to read that someone had a good success for sure after all the different posts you see about people loosing their chicks in the mail! :)

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