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*UPDATE* Ordered Assorted Cochin Bantam Special from Ideal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilliesanchicks, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed my order this morning have not gotten confirmation email yet ,just one saying I placed order but nothing saying its been processed.



    Anyone else order an Assortment of chicks?
     
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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are being sent monday [​IMG]
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! Bantam Cochins are so cute, I have 1 black frizzled hen. I would love to have some more, sweet little balls of fluff :love
    Nikki
     
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  4. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not here yet [​IMG]
    Looks like another night in the cold box [​IMG]
    I hope they get here in the morning [​IMG]
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Sometimes chicks start to die after one gets them home.
    Many times this is due to the stress of being shipped

    and the stress of adapting to a new environment , both in the store and their new home.
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    There is one thing you can do to help the birds thru any travel stress they might experience before they reach you. Travel stress is something the seller cannot predict and we all worry about. Despite our best efforts, postal delays, and misdirected shipments, etc, do happen. I have seen a number of folks ordering chicks this year and despairing when the chicks started dying after they arrive home. I am convinced a majority of these losses are due to travel stress. That's not the seller's fault.
    It is something you can mitigate. For years I have used Bovidr Labs products on my dogs and poultry. The products are top notch and really do what they say. PoultryNutri-Drench is an emergency nutritional supplement especially made for those times when stress compromises a creatures ability to uptake nutrients or stabilize their metabolism. I love this product. It is wonderful for dealing with travel stress, new hatched chicks, broody hens, show birds. Any time a bird's environment or health causes challenges to it's well-being.
    Poultry Nutri-Drench can be bought on-line and at Tractor Supply. It is very concentrated. Just put in their water for the first few days after they arrive and are adjusting to their new environment. Also give 1 drop to each bird by mouth when they arrive. The neat thing about Bovidr Labs products is that they don't need digested. They are absorbed thru the mouth, tongue and throat, in addition to the stomach. This makes them the perfect help for creatures whose G.I. tract is compromised by stress or lack of well-being. It is especially good for bringing back creatures who have low blood sugar. In 15 minutes, it can bring back a puppy who is in seizures from low blood sugar.
    The $10.00 bottle, which is 4 oz., is plenty for your needs. The folks at Bovidr Labs are very knowledgeable and have all dosages, if you need help with that, right at hand.
    I don't work for Bovidr Labs or sell ther products, just a huge fan. Here is their website: http://www.bovidr.com/poultry.html
    Best Success,
    Karen
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    in western PA
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    Just talked to Bovidr Labs. They no longer make the 8 oz. bottle with the pump. They make the 4 oz. bottle with dropper and the qt. bottle which has a cap.
    For chicks, they reaffirm one drop by mouth upon arrival. Then 2 cc per gallon of water in the chicks water for the next 2 weeks. ( one will probably need the qt. bottle to supplement for 2 weeks, it depends on how many chicks one has). Bovidr said it does say 4 cc per gallon on the bottle, however, if the chicks won't drink that strong of solution, 2 cc per gallon works just fine. If one is using less than a gallon waterer, then change the PND/warer ratios accordingly.
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    Places to buy PND
    http://www.amazon.com/Bovidr-Laboratories-Poultry-Nutri-Drench-oz/dp/B000HHQEBK


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/

    offer-listing/B000HHQEBK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    http://www.shanestack.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-15625


    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=23114f45-f59a-41e9-baf7-f617dc1dfefb

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    http://www.jefferspet.com/poultry-nutri-drench/camid/liv/cp/16796/
    best price for 4 oz.

    http://www.drugs.com/vet/poultry-nutri-drench.html
     
  6. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a 30 bantam mix from Ideal. 1/3 died They are 2 weeks now and all doing fine
    Good Luck
    This is the first time I have lost this many. I think the cold weather was a factor
     
  7. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snow storm rolling in scratch the outside brooder,chicks will be inside now.Had to scrounge up a plastic tub to put them in getting spare room warmed up,also been saving eggs for a week now they are in a homemade incubator in the spare room.

    I only have straw for the brooder and the waterer is to big for the plastic tub so im going to have to make a smaller home made waterer and feeder.

    I hope they get here this morning if not my husband will have to pick them up on his way home and I wont see them till 4pm [​IMG]
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I know its only been an hour since you posted, but have you heard anything on your babies? :fl they arrive ok!
    Nikki
     
  9. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing yet,waiting and waiting and waiting.
    Double checking temporary brooder over and over.Heat not good enough so getting better light out of outside brooder as soon as I post this.
     
  10. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks might be stuck in Texas [​IMG]
    Ideal is looking into it.

    I checked tracking number they gave me yep stuck in COPPELL ,TX .

    My local post office is seeing if she can tack them down might just be a error. [​IMG]
     
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