I have a few hundred started pullets that I need to sell locally over the next few weeks.
They are priced at $10 each, which is less than half the normal price (maybe you’ll leave me a big tip :).
Each week we will move the oldest chickens first and work our way down to the younger ones. Each week the birds get a week older. So for example, on Jul 26, 2021, we will have lots of 6 and 7 week olds and some 5 week olds.
IMPORTANT: When you place your order, choose the 5-6 week age group, and I’ll fill the order with the oldest birds I have.
If you want a lot of birds (“Lot” being more than 20), contact me directly and let’s see what we can do.
Why am I selling them at half price?
A few days ago, we shipped chickens like we have just about every week for the past 10 years.
But this time our mail carrier sent me a text saying that the distribution center in Coppell (where we bring our chickens to ship) had sent them back.
Our mail carrier is a great lady and isn’t the cause of the problem at all. (I’ll get into the problem in more detail shortly). We have a wonderful friendship with her and even invited her to our son’s recent wedding. In her text message, she was very sorry, but could I please go and pick them up (otherwise she would have to carry 70 boxes in her mail truck).
So I did. I went and picked them up, brought them home, unpacked them, sorted and put them back into the brooders. Close to 200 chickens.
Why were they sent back?
Because the rarely-enforced postal regulations require “bio-mesh” on USPS Priority Express bird shipments. “Bio-mesh” is never defined anywhere. In the fall and spring, cheese cloth is what we used as a “bio-mesh”. But this time of year, with it so hot, we don’t want anything restricting air flow. So we leave it off.
Nothing new. We’ve done it this way for years. But now USPS is requiring the bio-mesh and won’t ship chickens without it.
All this to say, until it cools off – or until our ice-pack experiments result in something workable – we won’t be shipping birds. :-(.
In addition to the returned chickens, I have more in the brooder and more on the way. So that leaves me with more than 600 pullets that I need to sell locally within the next few weeks!
– Joe Claborn