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Warning: Vent.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TheOLDNewChick, May 21, 2008.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    OKAY. So question. How many of you spend alot of money from these big name hatcheries, and have almost all of your chicks from there die? My chicks arrived from McMurray yesterday. One arrived dead. That was expected, no biggie. Come home, and two more die. Okay... that's not cool. Then more and more start dying. Counted this morning, and I've lost nine out of 25. They've had water, food, light... everything. What's happening?! I'm not pleased. I spent right at seventy dollars for these chicks, and I'll be derned if anymore of them die. I want to contact McMurray and tell them what's happening and I think they should replace the nine chicks. Which of course I don't think they will, but this is absolutely RIDICULOUS! I've had ONE baby chick from the feed store die, and that was due to it having had pasty butt for so long and the caretakers not doing anything about it. Has this ever happened to anyone else?!
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm going to let my hens hatch babies from now on. I won't buy from a hatchery again. 1, because they can easily die in shipment and 2, I will not support a place that throws baby roosters in a dumpster to die.
  3. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    MM will replace any chicks lost without question. They are very nice about this. I lost 4 due to how the PO handles them and the cold weather during shipping. [​IMG] Just give them a call. They are a very good company.
    Best of luck with the rest. It sounds like you are determined to take good care of them! Hang in there!
  4. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Songster

    Nov 15, 2007
    "Vent" has taken on a new meaning since I got chickens!

  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    MM has had problems with chicks this year, there have been several threads on it.

    Give them a call to see if they will replace them.
  6. Black Feather

    Black Feather Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    *lol* Ok, it's been one of those days! When I saw the topic of your post I thought there was going to be a picture of a chickens 'vent' or something....

    I need help.....

    Urban Coyote
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I agree with rooster-red about MM having problems this year; and that they will almost certainly refund your money.

    I'm really sorry about your losing the chicks.

    I ordered from Ideal this year (15 chicks/5 keets), all arrived healthy and are doing just fantastic after two weeks.

    I really think that shipping chicks during cold weather and how the PO handles them plays a large part in what condition the chicks are when they arrive to our homes. One of the reasons I waited to get mine in May was to have a better chance at the weather not being so cold here.

    I wouldn't totally give up on hatcheries yet ... although you know the chicks you get at the feedstore are alive and well when you bring them home!
  8. barred rock'er

    barred rock'er In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2008
    Middle Tennessee

    I've ordered from mm,and ideal and have been happy with both:D
  9. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Okay guys, I'll give them a call and see what happens.
  10. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    haha I almost put "warning: rant", but I decided to put "vent" for the sheer humor of the thoughts that would enter y'alls minds. I called McMurray, the lady was very nice about it, said give it another day to make sure I don't lose anymore (lost one between now and then), and call back tomorrow and we'll figure something out.

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