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|On Jul 18, 2014, blackrosegallery Fairfield, CT wrote:
I've ordered chicks twice from my pet chicken. This was in the spring of 2012. I ordered 8 and 5 arrived dead. Someone didn't tape down the heat back inside the box. So, it banged around killing the chicks during the shipment. I got 5 replacements 2 months later when the same breed was available again. Guess what they sent me all roosters! I had specified all females. I gave up on ordering chicks with them. Anyone with a dead on arrival or arriving and dying later should look for a LOCAL hatchery near your home where you can pick out your chicks AND get them home safely.
|On May 17, 2013, Tbobb2 Gerald, MO wrote:
I ordered 15 dorkings in Decmeber. The day they were to ship, I got a call saying they didn't have my order ready. That "my" dorkings didn't hatch. So after some run around I find out that 2 hens and 4 roosters are available. The woman tells me that there is no waiting list, so if the ones that were slated for my shipment do not hatch, but the batch the next day do, I am just out of luck, those go to the next person. So I ask that what they have be sent and I substitute the rest with 6 other layers. The woman on the phone says certain subs are available, even though the website says something else. She calls the hatchery and finds out that yes, the ones I want are available. At this point I am already very unhappy with MPC.
|On Mar 25, 2013, gldrgrl Vinalhaven, ME wrote:
My experience with this company was a nightmare.
|On Mar 19, 2013, Lstein Gladstone, ND wrote:
Posted on March 15, 2013, updated March 19, 2013
On March 19th, 2013, Lstein changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
My chicks from My Pet Chicken would have been one week old tomorrow, sadly all but 1 have died while my batch from McMurray are thriving. Conditions are exactly the same for both groups and i followed all advice.....they just dont have any spunk, even with sugar water and some soupy food mixture along with their normal food. While the customer service at this hatchery was great when ordering and dealing with, I will not be ordering from them again anytime soon.
|On Mar 13, 2013, stefan333 Hopkinsville, KY wrote:
24 Assorted Orpington Hatching Eggs sent 3 weeks after my original ship date. I received shipping email AFTER I had already received my eggs. All Blue/Splash were true infertiles (did a breakout analysis of clear eggs), all Lavender were rotten with already forming embryos. The air cells were rather large, indicating they weren't fresh (only took 24 hours once shipped). Only 5 Buff Orpingtons hatched -one with abnormal toes, one with deformed wings, and all abnormally huge. I'm not kidding. There really were this many issues. There were obvious infertility and other genetic issues. I emailed the company twice with no response. I do know how to hatch eggs and am very knowledgable on fertility, egg structure, etc, as I have hatched many shipped eggs, so this is not a review based out of ignorance. It has nothing to do with the PO, but has everything to do with sending out a defective product from a breeder/hatchery with flock management issues.
|On Jan 25, 2013, Lauram123 Redding, CT wrote:
Ordered 2 Black Copper Marans May 2012 with an assortment of other breeds. They both died one within a day the other 2 days later. All the other breeds survived to adulthood. I think it was a weak batch. I have received 2 other chicks in the past with deformities that were not as noticeable until they were feathering out. I spoke to them about the 2 copper m's that died and they only offered to replace one, but not the shipping.
|On May 7, 2012, Kwehme09 GLEN, NH wrote:
We ordered 10 day-old chicks and even though they arrived the day after shipping and we picked them up at the post office before noon, three were D.O.A. and another clearly-weak chick died within 48 hours. We then lost another (No. 5) 4 days after arrival. Because the 5th (making 50% dead) died outside their 48-hour window, we are getting no refund on our shipping ($37) and if we reorder with My Pet Chicken it will push our total to over $150 in an attempt to receive 10 healthy chicks.
|On May 3, 2011, krng South Londonderry, PA wrote:
Bought hatching eggs throught the company and had the worst hatching ratio I have ever had out of 24 eggs only 9 hatched.
|On Apr 15, 2011, paulweinbaum Las Cruces, NM wrote:
MPC claim they sent two email instructions of care before chicks arrived. No proof offered. No bill of lading nor care instructions with early March 2011 shipment out of Ohio. Within the 48-hour guarantee I emailed MPC that 4 chicks were dead and one dying. Their response was feeding instructions. By the next day 17 chicks were dead. I sent them another email. MPC response was I wasn't keeping them warm enough. (Of course they didn't get cold coming out of Ohio.) Next response from a third person was that I should have been more responsible when adopting pets and out of the thousands of customers they only have one or two dead-chicks complaints a year. These chicks were never bought to be pets. MPC graciously refunded $13 for the original 4-5 dead chicks.