Total devastation!!! I’m crushed…

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lolita117, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I received my order from Meyer Hatchery today and out of 38 chicks, only one is holding on for dear life. My box was silent when I received it.[​IMG] I’m so crushed. I order from Meyer last year and lost ½ my order within 2 days, but my replacement order was successful. So I decided to give them another try. I know it’s not their fault. Maybe, it’s just my luck? My first mail delivery order I ever received was from Murray McMurray in 2011 and didn’t lose a chick. Actually all made it to adulthood except ones that dogs got a hold of. Not to mention that the only reason I order chicks again this year was because hubby let the chickens out and one of my dogs that kill the chickens when unsupervised and I lost 25 out of 55 chickens in a matter of hours. [​IMG]Devastation upon devastation. Will it ever cease? Hopefully, my replacement order that is supposed to ship this next week will fare better. I also went ahead and order some from McMurray too, with a mid-March ship date. Maybe my lone little guy will pull through. I need a little chick love [​IMG]
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Does Meyer drop ship directly from the headquarters? might explain the problem.
     
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  3. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what drop shipping is. My box just says USPS Priority. I got a tracking number and everything.
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm So Sorry [​IMG]. I have ordered from Meyers and had no problem. Give your little lone chick some sugar water and some cooked egg and it may pull through. [​IMG] Drop Shipped means shipped from a different location. They probably just got too cold in shipping. Hope this next shipment will go well for you.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    With temperatures as low as the teens this past week, these kinds of sad things are rather inevitable. While I'm sorry about all the dead chicks, I'm not sure about the wisdom of hatcheries trying to ship chicks in this bitter weather. The USPS trucks are not heated, they'll often sit for hours at the loading dock and at transfer points, unheated, of course. I know the hatcheries sometimes put a heat patch in the shipping box, but I still think it too cold to be shipping chicks. Just my $.02 worth. I believe you'll have a happier outcome in spring.
     
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  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Must have been the weather or the way the USPS handeled the box. Maybe they left it in the cold or without enough oxygen. [​IMG]
     
  7. MaryMouse

    MaryMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to say that I am so sorry. I dont know if I could handle that. Wow I just so sorry.
     
  8. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    A friend got some chicks once and not only were they all dead but had been for about a week or so and it was in July ... It was nasty and the USPS said they were obligated to deliver even if they knew they were dead and a stinkin.
     
  9. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    [​IMG] So sorry.
     
  10. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went through this some years ago during cold spell. Do NOT order chicks when a snowstorm is predicted between you and the hatchery. All it takes is a delay at one airport and they have had it.
     

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