to hott to order chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kasey08, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    i was wondering if its to hott to order chicks from a hatchery? ideal poultry hatchery
  2. My ideal order came from texas to vermont, while we were right in the middle of our 90+ heat wave... out of 28 birds, 2 dead, likely squashed by the goose... everyone else was totally fine. not any in need of reviving or anything... my last order (in April) had more technical survivors, but they were all in iffy shape... so I say not too hot.
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
  4. hannalice

    hannalice In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2010
    I agree with chickensducks&agoose- my order from Ideal just arrived today after being shipped on Wednesday from TX to VT- no deaths, no one was really even looking bad. The lady at the post office said when I picked them up that every chick shipment that came through this week did fabulously in the heat.
  5. my order was 25 meat birds and a duck and a goose.
  6. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    I ordered some last week, and 3/27 were dead. I contacted Ideal and they will refund any dead chicks. So I got my money back. The rest are doing fantastic!
  7. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    I got my chicks from Ideal today too! They seemed to do just fine in the heat. Everyone is alive and well so far. And very active!

    Of course, what I don't understand is how a shipment can get from Texas to Vermont in two days, because it also took two days for my chicks to travel the less than 200 miles from Cameron, TX to my post office in East Texas???

  8. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I got some chicks sent from a breeder. The chicks were 4 days old and they were shipped to Minnesota to Louisiana. Its 100 degrees here and all 21 made it alive and are healthy.
  9. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    I don't order chicks from anyone but Ideal And I have only had one loss from shipping in 300+ chickens maybe I am just lucky [​IMG]
  10. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    wow well that makes me feel you always have to pick them up from the post office? how do you know when they are there?

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