week early, wrong breed, all dying.... :( Update pg 2

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farrier!, May 8, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I was told my replacements would be shipped on the 11th. Instead I received dying Golden Spangled Hamburg chicks today.

    Poor things just fall over. I tried honey water, warmed them up. They do not seem interested in eating and just flop when you touch them.
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    Last edited: May 9, 2009

  2. DaisyBishop

    DaisyBishop In the Brooder

    May 6, 2009
    Wow. That is terrible. Where did you get them so I can avoid ordering from there?
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Oh no, I remember reading your last thread. You are having a terrible time of it. I can't imagine how sad and very frustrating this must be. Have you had words with the hatchery yet?
  4. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Now our power is out!!!
    Flooding and bridge ou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    OMG!!!! My replacments are supposed to ship Monday too.... I've been trying not to worry myself sick, now my stomach is churning.

    Have you called the hatchery and wripped them a new one?!?!?!

    I would be over the edge with rage!!!!!!

    Poor babies................................[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    I think I am going to cry for you and those poor little babies, that is just horrible!!! [​IMG] I can't even imagine!!!!!
  7. noitulover

    noitulover Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    i think i've heard that honey is bad for them! do sugar water instead!!!

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Agreed! Honey should not be given to chicks or human babies under a year old. There's a risk of a certain form of botulism.
  9. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

    Apr 1, 2009
    How sad!! ...for you and for all those babies!!

    what hatchery did you order from???

    Power outage.. flooding... OMG!!!

    ... my thoughts are with you!![​IMG]
    Last edited: May 8, 2009

  10. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Um--what hatchery was it? Or are we not supposed to say on the forum.

    I do not want to get my hand slapped!

    How very frustrating. I do feel for you.

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