too hot to ship chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aelizabeth, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. aelizabeth

    aelizabeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to buy 25 EEs but I'm afraid they'll get way overheated and die while they're on their way to me. has anyone had a problem with this?
     
  2. alcina_dreamer

    alcina_dreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    i don't know but I was thinking of ordering chicks too.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think its too hot...
    Not sure though..
     
  4. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 20 chicks from Meyer Hatchery back in June and they were shipped here overnight arriving on July 7th. It was 100 degrees over the 6th and 7th and I had no problems with my chicks. They're doing great.
     
  5. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember, the chicks will be on an airplane (high up, low temp) for part of the trip and in an air conditioned post office waiting to be picked up. I'm not sure that hot temps are as dangerous as the very low ones we sometimes see in March.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Oh gosh I hope so...I have 25 meaties coming from eyers this week-thought Id get them today better be by tomorrow or Ill cry it hasnt been hot for 10 days AND TOMORRWO will be high 80's:-(
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember, chicks handle this heat better than older chickens. At day one they hatch at 99 degrees and can be at that temp for several days with no problems.

    I have 4 week old chicks outside in the brooder house and they wonder what all the fuss is about. They are comfy in 100 degree weather and their mom's are standing in water panting.

    I would order from a hatchery that is close, not across the country, though.
     
  8. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh gosh I hope so...I have 25 meaties coming from eyers this week-thought Id get them today better be by tomorrow or Ill cry it hasnt been hot for 10 days AND TOMORRWO will be high 80's:-(

    please send your cold weather to tenn it is going to be 102 n heat index about 120 tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Oh gosh I hope so...I have 25 meaties coming from eyers this week-thought Id get them today better be by tomorrow or Ill cry it hasnt been hot for 10 days AND TOMORRWO will be high 80's:-(

    please send your cold weather to tenn it is going to be 102 n heat index about 120 tomorrow [​IMG]

    [​IMG] thats just wrong!
     
  10. shortnsweet1025

    shortnsweet1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    The lady I get my chickens from just got a new batch of americaunas last week. No problems. We live in FL... It's HOTTTT
     

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