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Well I Did It I Ordered Chicks Online For The First Time

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by countrygirl911, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Well i just ordered 5 baby chicks that will be shipped around aug 9th. This is the first time to order them online and have them shipped thru the mail. My first 10 chicks were pruchased at the feed stores so i hope these little bundles of joy make it here safely i am already on pins and needles what we do not do for the love of chickens and for our children who want them. I ordered 1 female white Leghorn, 1 Australorp, 1 silver spangled hamburg (will clip wind since it like to jump the fence when it get older), and 2 red stars. the first three are the ones the kids picked out as their own little chick the 2 red stars are mine. I ordered from mypetchicken. Has anybody else ordered from them if so what was your experience with them.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  2. midd2005

    midd2005 Chirping

    May 22, 2010
    i just ordered my first ever chicks from MPC and they arrived (to HI) very quickly. i believe they were born on monday and got here tuesday afternoon. can't complain about that. everyone was alive and energetic once they got food and drink in them.

    there was one small discrepancy with the paperwork that i wrote to them about. they responded within a couple days and are sending me the corrected papers.

    so, so far, i'm happy.
  3. helloroe

    helloroe Songster

    Jul 16, 2009
    Cetral FL
    I have ordered several times on line and once from My Pet Chicken. I have never had a problem. Mine are always here 2 days after hatch/ship date. I have only had one death in almost 100 shipped. Just make certain to have fresh water and food ready. They hit the ground running. Then watch for pasty butt in the first couple days. Keep their behinds clean and you are clear to go. Enjoy your new furry butts!
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    That's quite an assortment. Pictures please when they arrive.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
  5. serena763

    serena763 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    Please post pics!!! [​IMG]
  6. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    I sure will post picks when they arrive tons of them when the kids woke up this morning i told them i ordered their chicks they picked out last night and they went searching everywere for them thinking they were already here lol i had to let them know in a little over a week they will get here. i am already on pins and needles waiting and i know this week will seem to go buy so slow. the hamburg one of my DD picked it out because once grown it looks like a dalmation puppy on the way it is marked. For the first week i usually wipe their butts every day to make sure there is no pasting. SO CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THEM
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Now for the nervous waiting. Oh, and they don't call you if the are delayed for any reason.
  8. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chirping

    Jul 14, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    If you're like me, you'll call for that tracking number and track nonstop!

    I ordered from Meyer Hatchery a about three weeks ago. They were scheduled to hatch this past Monday, and were shipped at 2:30pm. I got them Tuesday at around 1pm! They are all happy, healthy, and doing fantastic!

    Good luck with yours! Can't wait to see pics!
  9. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    I ordered my first 12 chicks from MPC and was very, very happy with the service and delivery. 12 little healthy peeping fuzzy butts of joy! I ordered pullets, and every one of them is a pullet. Sure beats taking your chances with straight run! I have since hatched two batches of eggs, so now I will have some decisions to make because I do have some roos... [​IMG]
  10. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    Quote:Meyer Hatchery is where MyPetChicken gets their chicks -- I watched a video on Meyer Hatchery, and saw a cart with stacks of day-old chicks that had a sign on it "MPC". Obviously, those were chicks to fill MPC orders. I love that MPC lets me order as few as 3 chicks.

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