Will the post office call?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by backyardgirls, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. backyardgirls

    backyardgirls In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2007
    Bakersfield, CA
    Those of you who've had chicks shipped from Ideal might be able to help me. My chicks are supposed to arrive tomorrow. 04/23/08

    Will the post office call to let me know where to pick them up? I'm hoping they hold them at the distribution center and not send them to my local branch that doesn't open til 10 or even worse try to deliver them to my house!!!

    I'm kind of worried I meant to call Ideal today but got held up at work. [​IMG]

    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    YES They will call you early!!! Get some sleep tonight so you will have all day to play with them, and dont forget to take lots of pics for us!!!
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    They are SUPPOSED to call... but USPS is a government entity... so don't count on it!
    Whoops... Flowerpot said they will call. Maybe they will? I'd call them first thing, talk to a supervisor, and make sure they know they will be receiving live animals and that you need to be called ASAP.
  4. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    My order from Meyer comes next week. I called the post office in advance and they said to call them when the chicks are shipped so they know they are coming and to make sure the post office has my phone number and could call me when they arrive.

    I would call your local PO and ask them.
  5. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    mine calls at about 4am..to 5am. some call the night before if you live in a rural area. a bigger city may get them first.
  6. backyardgirls

    backyardgirls In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2007
    Bakersfield, CA
    I can't find a local # for the post office. Does anyone know where I can find that info.?

    I swear I'm a nervous wreck!!!!
  7. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    Is this yours?

    Post Office - South Bakersfield
    3200 Larson Lane Bakersfield, CA

    (661) 836-3051

    www.switchboard.com is what I use. Enter "post office" and your city and state.
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    You need to get the number for "expedited services". Call them and let them know you are waiting for chicks to arrive.

    Tell them you will pick them up whatever time they arrive at the distribution center.
  9. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Its good all of you guys on here have a post office that CALLS! Here in San Antonio, every year when I ordered duckling or something they would bring them too the house and leave them on my porch!!!! I was especially mad this year! We have a new mailman and he does not look like an animal lover. He didn't even walk them up to my porch, he set them on the steps in the hot sun and didn't even ring the doorbell or nothing! Thank god no chickies were hurt or DOA! I would wake up early just in case and call your local post office yourself to be extra sure nothing like this happens to your babies. Enjoy them and take lots of pics! I just love Ideal!
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I call the post office a month ahead, a week ahead, and the day before I expect them there and tell them to call me! They did and they all got here alive!

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