DAY OLD CHICKS: $75 each, minimum order of 3 if shipping.
ALL Chicks of any age are sold as – Straight Run Chicks: Straight Run Chicks are un-sexed, randomly selected and each chick has a 50/50 chance of being a male or female. I also do not guess colors… I try to work with you and so if you want white chicks I will try to get you what you want but please understand day old chicks are hard to guess color on and a chick that looks white might actually be a black shoulder and vs versa. Same goes for the other colors… So most of the time you are just getting random colors. If chicks are older and are shipping as juveniles price might be different as well as shipping.
Shipping: You will receive a text message when your chicks ship along with tracking info. Chicks usually arrive in the morning 1-2 days later and your local Post Office will call you for pickup. Chicks are never delivered to your home address, even if you used a home address for your shipping address.
Don’t forget to have everything set up for your chicks before they arrive. They will need:
HEAT SOURCE: Baby chicks require heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Second week you can lower the temperature to 90 degrees and so on with every week going down 5 degrees until 6-8 weeks old or when they are ready to go “outside”….. If winter months when its time to transition outside you may want to keep a heat lamp in their coop. Any heat lamp needs to be a RED bulb. This will keep them calmer, less stressed, and lessen pecking. Make sure there is not any drafts or cold air blowing around the chicks’ brooder. A chick that is walking around and pecking and cheaping every now and then is a comfortable chick. A chick that is cheaping very loudly and wont settle down is uncomfortable. See chart below.
BROODER: Bedding should be a non slip surface such as wood chips or sand. But many people, (and I recommend), to keep the peachicks on paper towels for first few days to week so chick does not get confused on thinking wood shavings are the food and can easily find the food and water. Do not have them on a slippery surface or they will get splayed legs. The more stable surface also helps any curved toes straighten out quicker. Peafowl can flutter up out of a box so make sure you have a cover on their box.
FOOD: When chicks arrive make sure they are eating. dip their beaks into the food and water. MAKE SURE TO GET NON MEDICATED FLOCK RAISER CRUMBLES FOR FOOD… DO NOT FEED MEDICATED CHICKEN CHICK STARTER TO A PEAFOWL. You can feed medicated gamebird starter or non medicated chick starter that is at least 20% protein. No more than 28% protein. *Then feed 19 to 20% as adults. Chicks and adults like treats such as fruit, vegis, mealworms, and crickets. You should also have grit available throughout their life and when laying eggs you should have oyster shell available. You can give protein high snacks if you want to give more protein such as cat food and mealworms.
CHICK SEEMS WEAK: Check to make sure temp is correct under heat lamp where chicks keep warm, also that they can get away from the heat if needed. You can give your chick Gatorade or something else with sugar and electrolytes to give them energy. If chick is real weak you may need to use a dropper. Some shipped chicks can get weak along the trip. Best thing you can do is keep them warm and get water and “sugar” into their system. Most of the tie they bounce right back.
CHICK HAS CROOKED TOES: Many chicks are hatched with toes that are not straight and it can take a few days for the toes to straighten out. If your chick still has crooked toes when you receive it you need to look up how to straighten crooked chick toes on youtube. It is a simple tape splint you change daily for a few days. Just make sure chick can still get to food and water with the splints on. Call me if you need advice.
Is shipping chicks safe? Freshly hatched Chicks do not need food or water for at least 72 hrs from hatch and many due fine even longer than that. Shipping express USPS day-old chicks helps ensure a safe arrival since they will usually be just 2 or 3 days old when you receive them. Our packaging is professional with a brand new chick shipping box, grow gel to snack on, and nesting material. Chicks have been shipped this way for many years.
* Chicks Shipping Cost: $70 Shipping Express 1-2 Day Shipping for sending a box of chicks via USPS. Professional packaging and insurance for cost of chicks is included with the cost of shipping. USPS insurance claims for damaged, lost, or DOA chicks is solely the responsibility of the buyer. I will text or email you a photo of your receipts. OPEN BOX AT POST OFFICE. If chicks are hurt or dead tell them to take note of it. And then you need to immediately take photos of the box contents and outside along with stickers on outside, take pics of the damage or losses, and any receipts and invoices, and then go ONLINE TO FILE A INSURANCE CLAIM with USPS. Rembmber to only ask for the cost of the actual losses or your claim might be denied. I am here for you if you need help with your online claim filing. Thanks, Tina
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