Tragedy Averted - Delivery Error

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Texokie1, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2012
    Middle Tennessee
    Hi y'all - just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else: I got my very first order of chicks today (HAZZAH!), and instead of keeping the chicks at the post office and giving me a call to come pick-up, THEY LEFT THEM ON MY PORCH. We live out in the country a bit, and EVERYONE lets their dogs run free...not to mention the feral cats...could have been VERY BAD. The delivery lady called and left a message on my phone saying "Oh hey, I left some chicks on your porch." Luckily (for the chicks, anyway), my husband got ill and had to come home early from work and found them before the dogs did. Has that ever happened to anyone else? Seems crazy, leaving baby chicks on the porch like a UPS package or some such. I contacted the company I purchased from to alert them of the delivery error (with as much as we get charged for shipping, it ought to be done right), and they had never heard of a postal carrier doing that before. ANYWHO, babes are adorable and healthy and in one piece, so, SIGH OF RELIEF...[​IMG]
  2. pinkribbons4

    pinkribbons4 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2012
    Oh my gosh! I would be fuming [​IMG] and then thanking the chicken God [​IMG] that they were alright! I am so happy your husband was able to come home early and find them. I would definitely call your local post office and complain! They are adorable though [​IMG]!!!!

    I too am new to the chicken world, it's sure an adventure filled with loads of laughter and smiles!


  3. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    so cute! What breeds did you get?
  4. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2012
    Middle Tennessee

    Thanks! I got 2 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 3 Easter Eggers, 1 Jersey Giant...then they had a failed hatch of Cochins, so I substituted 1 Buckeye and 1 Salmon Faverolle (I'm hooked on Derp...thought I'd give one a try...hehehe). Here are some better pics of the gals...
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Congratulations on the new chicks. I am glad to hear that everything worked out on the delivery. I would have been very upset too if they had been left on my porch. Question. Did you call the local post office a couple of days ago to notify them that you had chicks coming and to please call as soon as they arrived? You should always do this.
  6. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2012
    Middle Tennessee
    No, but I did alert a random neighbor [​IMG] (I saw who I *thought* was my postal carrier a few days ago - an older gal driving the same vehicle as our carrier, driving on the wrong side of the road, stopping at a battery of mailboxes - and started talking to her about the chicks coming in. When she looked at me like I had crabs crawling out of my ears, I realized my mistake...oops.) I never did follow-up with the REAL carrier/main PO...I will from now on, if I get more mail order chickies...don't want this to happen again...
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Wow! Next time let the p.o. know they are coming and to call you first thing!

    Those are good looking, and luck, chicks! Nice photos!
  8. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    They are soooo cute. I just love seeing all the pics of baby chicks. I am pretty sure the only thing that beats out baby chick is baby pig. :)

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