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My Ducks Have Been Mailed

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by Nyboy, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    I just got email with tracking number. My ducks are in the mail. It seems strange mailing live animals. I did not even see photo of ducks. Hope it goes better then garage.
     
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    ducks4you

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    Are they chicks or older? If they are chicks you NEED a brooder in a safe place to have a heat lamp or you will lose them. Just FYI: ONCE I ordered chicks in July. Even under the heat lamp they thrived, even after sitting in my truck for 6 hours before I got them home. Good luck with your ducks and we need pictures.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Adults last thing I wanted to deal with where heat lamps. Seller said they will start laying in April
     
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    sumi

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    When are they arriving?
     
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    Nyboy

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    Hopefully tomorrow
     
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    Smart Red

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    Good luck, Nyboy. They will for sure enjoy your waterway. Hope you enjoy them. Remember, they will do a number on your mosquitoes and your ticks. I've seen them line up side by side and sweep through the grass catching everything that moved.
     
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    dickiebird

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    I used to have a hatchery in a small town in my service territory. Every time I would go into these small towns I would stop at the PO and check to see if they knew of any customers that may be having problems with their mailing equipment.
    One day I stopped in the PO of this town and you couldn't hear yourself think. It was chick shipping day and all the boxes of chicks were all over the PO, what a racket!!!

    THANX RICH
     
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    digitS'

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    A holdover from years ago. Copied from USPS website:

    "Some animals are mailable under proper conditions. See the specific instructions as noted for the following kinds of animals:
    • Live bees
    • Live, day–old poultry
    • Live adult birds
    • Live scorpions (only under limited circumstances) ?!!!???
    • Other small, harmless, cold–blooded animals"

    Let's hope that the USPS doesn't change this sometime :).

    Steve
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2018
    Chickie'sMomaInNH

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    i've have live koi & goldfish shipped to me. and i had a trio of adult chickens sent to me. made me worry till they arrived & it ended up taking an extra day too. made me panic when that happened.
     
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    aftermidnight

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    Fingers crossed you get a nice pair, it looks to be a reputable dealer, if not yours truly will be :hide.

    Annette
     
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