Waiting for chick shipment - They're HERE **PICs**

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mediazeal, May 11, 2011.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Edited to add: PICs on Page 2
    This is the first time I've ordered a box of chicks.
    I'm of course worried about them.
    They shipped yesterday, it's 9am and no one has called me
    I dont' know how this works.
    It should say call for pick up on the box with my cell number, I gave it to the shipper to include.
    I stayed home from work waiting
    now I'm nervous about the chicks AND missing work
    Can any of you tell me what is normal on chick delivery day?
    Do they usually call early? Does that fact that they have not called yet mean the chicks are not here yet? might have to do another day in the box? Will they live?
    Does a special delivery truck pull up to your house? and you need to be here to get it?
    Can someone sell me a clue?
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Were they sent express or priority? Do you have a tracking #?
  3. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Where are the chicks being shipped from and where are you? Are they being shipped normal priority or did you pay more for express?
  4. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    South Carolina
    I don't have a clue...but hope the waiting doesn't drive ya crazy [​IMG]
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Where I live it usually takes a couple of days or three for the chicks to arrive. The post office usually calls me at 4-5:30 am but I have also been called later than that.

    They are cheeping loudly when you get them. They don't go out on the carrier truck- you must go to the post office.

    If you cannot leave work to get the chicks, then staying home from work was good...depending on when your P.O. closes and when you get out of work.

    If it takes you a long time to drive home from the post office and you must leave them there until after work, you might want to bring your water and food in a flat bin in your car...only thing is that the water tends to spill when you turn curves (from experience I know this [​IMG]).
  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Can they take more than a day (24 hours) to arrive?
    I thought chicks would come overnight like special delivery

    I did not pay, they are a gift from the shipper. No idea on the kind of shipment but I do know the shipper is not new to shipping chicks and will have done it right.

    so when you get chicks shipped, can they take up to 2 full days to get to you? is that normal? am I expecting them a day early?
  7. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2010
    Chicks can take a couple of days to arrive. If you can call the shipper and get a tracking number, then you can call your post office and find out where they are. Or just call your post office - my local postmaster tracked mine down for me because they were three days since hatching and hadn't been delivered yet. But they found them and got them to another local post office and I picked them up - all 28 survivied.
  8. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

    Apr 7, 2011
    Western NY
    My Coop
    It can take over 24 hours for them to arrive, even if they are sent express "overnight". It's a great idea to call your post office and let them know that you are expecting chicks, and ask them to call you as soon as they arrive, otherwise they might be stuck on a mail-delivery truck for even longer before they get to you.

    Hope your new chicks are okay! [​IMG]
  9. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Whooo hooooo!!!
    they just were delivered to my door like special delivery
    all 19 were alive, healthy and starving
    got them all settled into their brooder with lots of food and water
    they are very busy eating everything in sight
    I expected them to be more thirsty but they are mostly hungry so far.
    yes, I dipped each little beak into the water
    I'll get you some pics
    gorgeous black copper marans babies and one splash
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Absolutely it can take more than one day for them to arrive depending on the distance. I hope you get them soon!!

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