What to do with packing peanuts?

susanah

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I want to order a few bantams and know I will get a bunch of extra chicks that I don't
have the space to care for. What's the best way to get rid of these? I could probably only keep
them a day or so. I'd like to find a place for them BEFORE they arrive. Is there a place on here
to post? I don't want money for them...just a home. I live in the Pensacola, FL area. Thanks
 
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bluesmom

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click on index, then go to buy, sell, auction.....u might even find someone close to u to get ur bantams from!!!!
 

gritsar

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Where are you planning on ordering from?

This time of year you may be able to order without packing peanuts and still expect your pullets to arrive safe and sound.
 
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Anianna

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Quote:Some hatcheries do not ship packing peanuts and some (like Ideal, I believe) let you pay a fee to not get any packing peanuts. I find packing peanuts irresponsible if the company doesn't inform the buyer in advance about them.
 

susanah

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I want to order from Ideal and they will ship without extras if I pay insurance, but I only want
about 7 or 8 bantams and they said that they wouldn't survive without the others. I would
prefer not to ship since I have no idea what I'm doing in that area. Plus it doesn't seem fair
to ship the poor little guys twice in a row.
 
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stilldeb

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May 28, 2010
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Order from My Pet Chicken - they will never throw in any extras you don't order/don't want. I order from them all the time.

deb g
 

Dornes

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Understood. I just ordered 6 chicks from MeyerHatchery. Try them, I don't believe I am getting packing peanuts with my order. Nothing was stated at all in the ordering process and the minimum order for any mix of chicks was 3.
 

bluesmom

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hey JJ is in FL and he has lots of goodies!!!! maybe u could go pick up some babies???? or at least it would be closer ship and im sure he doesnt hv packing peanuts


his link is listed here to his website:
http://jmgamefarm.webs.com
 

susanah

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We were specifically looking for d'Uccles other than the Mille Fleur and that is
the only ones Meyer and My Pet Chicken carry. But I might try them if we can't find what
we want.
 

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