USPS Lost my daughter's bantam chicken!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by HallFamilyFarm, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    UPDATE: "King Miracle" arrived at about 3:00 Pm Tuesday, Feb 12, 2012. The hand written note on the label states delivery 2/9/12 by 5:00 PM. The FedEx label states Atlanta. So yes this bird went from St. Louis, MO to Atlanta to Arkansas.


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    Last Monday I spoke with Andy Anderson about acquiring another Buff Orpington bantam cockerel for my daughter Nicole. Monday, Feb 11 is her 8th birthday. We worked out the details. I borrowed a shipping box from a friend, printed two labels, glued one label on the box and the other I placed inside for the return trip.

    All was well. Andy received the box a day after the guarantee date on Thursday. We spoke and since it was guaranteed overnight I said ship it. Here is what the on-line tracking has stated since Thursday evening.


    Track & Confirm





    YOUR LABEL NUMBER

    SERVICE


    STATUS OF YOUR ITEM

    DATE & TIME

    LOCATION

    FEATURES


    9471603699300000003284

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    Depart USPS Sort Facility

    February 07, 2013

    SAINT LOUIS, MO 63155

    Guaranteed By:
    February 11, 2013, 3:00 PM
    Hold for Pickup
    Proof of Delivery






    Processed through USPS Sort Facility

    February 07, 2013, 7:07 pm

    SAINT LOUIS, MO 63155








    Dispatched to Sort Facility

    February 07, 2013, 5:08 pm

    MOUNT CARMEL, IL 62863








    Acceptance

    February 07, 2013, 12:02 pm

    MOUNT CARMEL, IL 62863








    Electronic Shipping Info Received

    February 04, 2013





    https://www.usps.com/


    The rabbit trail I was sent on has took me to all points possible, including Atlanta. I have spoken to USPS employees in every possible location it could be. A St Louis employee said he thinks they only had one "tag" left, so they tagged it for Atlanta, Georgia. This should have came by truck from St. Louis to Memphis to Little Rock, to Pine Bluff to Monticello, Friday, I was in Little Rock. Set from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the sort facility waiting for any word. Saturday numerous phone calls were unsuccessful. No one has seen the box or scanned it since 10:30 Thursday in St. Louis.

    We have been told that it is now guaranteed by Monday 3:00 PM. That will be 5 days after shipping. Express Overnight is what I paid for! Since it was an overnight, Andy did not provide any apples, fruit etc in the box. We will probably receive a dead bird when and if it ever arrives. I plan on getting some chick vitamin water today and we have some calf manna that we will have ready.

    Any ideas on what we can do next?

    Here is Nicole with her "King" that we lost in September.

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor Rooster ! I have never order by mail before . thats scary thought.
     
  3. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you can do but I'll say this: I used to work at the airport doing freight for United Airlines. We accidentally got shipped a bunch of birds once and we kept them fed and watered until it got sorted out. I think most people are reasonable enough to not just let your birds die based on an error. Good luck.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Poor bird. Hope he shows up ok on Monday.
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Just checked the track and confirm again. Last scan was departing St. Louis on Thursday evening.
     
  6. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    still no bird!
     
  7. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry. I hope he arrives safe and healthy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too, that poor thing!
     
  9. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Its official.... the USPS Consumer office has no idea where this bird is or what route it took from St Louis MO to Arkansas.
     
  10. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Dadgum people are as dumb as a bag of rocks!
     

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