UPDATED: What are the survival odds- not good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by congdon476, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Chicks shipped out Wednesday at noon from Ideal (verified by phone call). Chicks aren't here on Thursday... and no phone call Friday AM... read on... update at end.
     
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  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    So it didn't work... here it is 11am and so I called the post office again. The express mail came and went, but nobody saw and chick packages. They MIGHT, big might, get in another shipment of stuff in late afternoon, but not usually. So this means my chicks won't come until tomorrow morning. This will make them in the mail from Wednesday at noon until Saturday... .3DAYS. What are the odds of them actually surviving 3 days in the mail?
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Good, unless it very cold or hot. I've had 4 day shipped with one DOA, but I gave them sugar water and kept a close eye on them. they were fine

    Call where they were shipped from make sure they were shipped, that could be why there late.
     
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  4. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought i was told they can go 72hrs. but that would be pushing it. i hope you ordered enough to afford a few casualties.
     
  5. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Quote:Well- the weather WAS nice the last 2 days, but now it's suppose to get nasty again tonight.

    I had called Ideal on Wednesday to confirm they shipped out that day.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I won't tell you what the PO did with my last shipment of chicks. 5 days. [​IMG]
     
  7. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Quote:I can tell you this- if it' 5 days... then I'm scrapping it all and ordering eggs from you [​IMG]
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    [​IMG] did you get your baby's? Did they make it?
     
  9. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did Ideal say that they shipped them on wed? Aren't they really good about shipping?
     
  10. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    They can be good about shipping- but once the post office has them it's their ballgame [​IMG]

    They arrived this morning (Saturday) Not all made it... Still have 4 of 7 I ordered and managed to find homes for all of the packing peanuts already.
     

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