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for my chickens to arrive. The courier said "late". I'm not sure what that really meant. There seems to be something wrong with his phone as I can't get through - keeps being engaged. So -I'm waiting :anxious:

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Just managed to get hold of the courier - it seems late tonight now means 12 noon tomorrow :wall: They were picked up on Tuesday evening :anxious: I hope they are OK! Also, I have to leave for work at 1pm - I took today off so I could see them settled - lost money to do so... :evil:

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OMG- I hope that they are giving them food and water.

What a shame. Poor hens :(

 

Now you've lost money and won't be able to spend time with them tomorrow.

 

I would make a complaint to be honest.

Disgusting service :evil:

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oh, that doesnt sound good, does it

 

I hope they are looking after the hens :( , actually I cant imagine the hens letting anyone forget about them, mine were yelling rather loudly today cos they were getting low of food :oops:

 

I hope they are ok, and I do think a complaint is in order.

 

cathy

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but you are not complaining for yourself, you are conplaining for the birds :?

 

I think a phonecall in the lines of "erm, you do realise that there are hens in my package, are they ok? I bet they are making an awful racket, can you have a look at them for me? how many eggs have you got, as they are POL hens, you could have fresh eggs for breakfast..."

 

are they answering the phone now?

ask them about the hens, they could have a look whilst they are asleep and phone you back.

 

I dont like complaining either :(

 

good luck

 

cathy

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Surely to goodness they must have been let out at some point between then and now, if not, that is disgusting behaviour. Where did you get them from? Poor you, as if losing money and not been able to be at home to settle them in when they do arrive wasnt bad enough. Poor little chikkies :(

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Only an hour to go :D

 

Hope all's ok with them and that they turn up earlier than 12 so that you get to spend a little time with them :pray:

 

Let us know pleeease :D

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I just phoned them and they are just leaving Jedburgh :( There is no way they will be here in time for me to get to work. I have had to cancel another shift! :twisted: Because I have cancelled the shift less than 4 hours from its start it means a "letter" will be generated and placed in my file :shameonu: I am livid! :twisted:

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I bet you are!!!! :evil:

 

Once your girls arrive safely, I would write a rather strong letter the company in question.

 

Poor hens and poor you.

 

Who'd have thought a few chickens in the garden would be so hard????

 

I feel :evil::evil::evil: for you!!!!

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I do hope they're okay - I've had similar problems with courier companies, but not with live creatures. That's really scary.

 

Update us when you can.

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Are they with you yet? Where are they coming from? I really feel for you...... it's a truely terrible service.

 

On the up side, chooks are quite hardy creatures, they may be a tad disgruntled, but I'm sure they'll be fine!

 

Keep us posted!

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Just caught up with this :( . What terrible service from the courier - especially for live animals :shock: .

 

I hope they have a blinking good explanation :? .

 

Have they arrived yet :pray: ?

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Phew :D Chikkies arrived 12:30. I popped them straight into their run, uncancelled my shift and went to work. I don't know anything about hens but they seemed OK if a bit grubby. One dirty bum :vom: but I don't suppose I should be surprised by that. They feel very light but then again they are only 9 weeks old and I imagine they are mostly feathers. When I left them they were pecking around in the run. They have eaten some growers pellets. Can't tell whether they have drunk much. When I got home from work at 9 they were standing at the door of the coop trying to hide under each other - poor wee things. I picked them up (no complaints) and put them in their house. They look tiny in there! I can still hear them making baby chick noises when I walk past :anxious:

Should I give them a bath tomorrow or will the mucky bum magically go away? They are cochins so I suppose regular baths are going to be a way of life :lol:

They are such pretty little things! :D I will take pictures tomorrow and post them here.

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Oh Phew! Thats a relief, good news at last anyway, sounds like they are fine. Thanks for the update and really looking forward to seeing the pictures :D

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oh, im so glad that they were ok :D

 

i was getting a bit (a lot) worried about them :(

 

you could give them a bath if you wanted to, :D as long as they are settled after their epic journey

 

cathy

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Have you made a complaint to the courier?? That is totally unacceptable, especially for live animals!! What a nightmare for you!! Really glad they have all arrived safe and well though!!

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Excellent news :dance::dance:

 

Pleased that they seem OK and also pleased that you didn't end up having to miss your shift at work.

 

I do like a happy ending :clap:

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Thanks for all the support folks! :clap: I am looking forward to spending the morning with the little chikkie girls! Is it usual for 9 week old chicks to be so tame? They just stand still when I reach out to pick them up !

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I have 2 new girls and even though they are older than your girls-they both cheep like chicks, one more so than the other.

They are also sooooo tame compared to my Omlet hens who I have now had for over 2 years.

They come over to me, let me pick them up, cheep in front of me when they want a cuddle.

They are just soooooooooo sweet :D:D:D

 

It might just be a one off but the hens from a breeder are just 100% more calm, happy and tame than my Omlet ladies have ever been or ever likely to be by the look of it :roll:

 

Makes sense though-Omlet hens are bred by the hundreds to keep up with demand. They probably don't have a great deal of human contact before they are homed whereas my new hens hatched in the ladies house and have been cuddle, stroked and carried ever since.

 

I would only ever want to buy from a small time breeder from now on :D

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