The Peeps are here...some bad news. -UPDATE-I am at a loss...HELP! :o(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paganfish, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    [​IMG] ---VENT TIME!!!--- [​IMG]

    I don't know whether to be mad or sad! My emotions run around within like crazy.

    I ordered 25 Welsummers and 25 Buff Catalanas from Welp, almost a month ago, to be delivered this week. They had THEM available to big deal!

    Earlier this week they call to say they don't have EITHER breed until mid to late February would I wait or I could get something else. I was a bit upset but figured, "these things happen and they probably have no control over it." I worked in customer service, I know how this can be.

    However, there was not much attempted in the way of restitution on their part. big deal! [​IMG]

    So, I opted for 25 Barred Rocks and 25 Buff Orpingtons.

    Today, when I go get them at the PO I find that ALL but one of the Orpingtons are DEAD/DYING (And the one that is alive I'm not even sure has a chance. I have it wrapped in a Santa hat and keep checking in on it.) while all but ONE of the Barred Rocks are ALIVE! What odds, huh?


    I wonder if they got both breeds from different breeders?


    It broke my heart to see all those poor babies dead. I had to bury them in the bin where I burn wood.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I can deal with big hens dying...little chicks, get me. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I came back in to call them about the dead Orps. They offered to send 25 more Orps but I opted on the Barred Rocks. Call me superstitious but, I'm not banking much on where or who ever they got their Orps from.

    Then I asked them about the FREE Rare & Unusual chick that was to be sent as a gift? They said, "Oh we don't do that!" :mad:

    WHAT??? I saw it on the website. When I finished and before I entered my payment information. There was a box where you have to select if you want a Rare & Unusual chick FOR free or not! Which I did. I figured, "why not?" I was so emotional at that point and didn't want to argue the point. It is ONE chick, right?


    Anyway, I guess I should see this as my glass half full but why am I still upset? I don't like getting worked up over stuff. I am HAPPY to have my 25 BRs...VERY happy. Maybe it's, lack of sleep?

    Whatever it's a harsh lesson. I will NOT be ordering from Welp, again! [​IMG]

    Thanks for letting me vent!



    PS Here are a couple of pictures I took of them. Well, my house mate took the one of me with chicks. Do NOT Laugh....I have bed-head and am a bit emotional at that I had just woken up half an hour prior! Oh let's not forget...I didn't sleep all that well either. LOL!

    The BRs getting comfy at their new home...


    Me chilling with my peeps!

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Oh Pedro I'm so sorry!!!! That sucks!!!!!

    But those little BR's sure are cute!! You have a nice set up there!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Pedro that's heartbreaking. I'm sorry that happened to you. [​IMG]

    How's the little Buff Orp? Is he still hanging on? [​IMG]

    All the baby BR's look happy and right at home. [​IMG]

    Keep us updated with pics [​IMG]

    p.s. You're hair looks fine [​IMG]
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I would be very angry too. I am sorry you had to go through something so horrible! You will love your BR's. I have bantam BR's and we absolutly love them. They are a good breed.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sorry for your losses, the BO could have hatched a day earlier too or even 12 hours before the BR, and so didn't quite make the shipping to you. I didn't know Whelp had free chick offer. I thought that was Muarry McMuarry with the "free exotic chick" since they carry so many more breeds.
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm sorry Pedro, that's why I ordered mine from a breeder here in Sanford. I know that they will be ok because they will be three weeks old when I get them. Your BR babies are sure cuties though
  7. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:Thanks. I feel better now. I have vented and breakfast is served. All is good. The little guy seems to want to hang on. I hope! [​IMG]

    Now, that I have had time to think things might have been what you said about the hatching times (did you say that?) or the way they were shipped...or any other thing? I don't know...

    I am feeling better though.


    Pedro [​IMG]

    PS Yeah I thought so too silkie...I could have sworn that I saw the option on Welp as well. It was too early and not, I am too tired. LOL!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    They are very cute and you look like a proud dad. [​IMG]
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Im so sorry to hear about the Buff Orps and glad to see your barred rocks are doing well. That would be just aweful to open up a package and find a bunch a dead chicks. The hatcheries should know better to mail in sub zero weather. well have fun with the chicks you have and good luck on the rest arriving safely. Kris
  10. That's terrible, I'm really sorry to hear it. How awful!

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