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I am sure that most of you have heard that the Postal Service will be going to a 5 day delivery system. Therefor when shipping birds ship them on Monday and never on Wednesday or later.Its better to be safe rather then sorryGEORGE;)
 

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When you ship a bird that way what is the quickest way it can be shipped...and how much money does it cost about and do they supply the boxes and stuff?? c.hert
 

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Express is the best way to ship birds, which is guarantee 2 days, depending on your location. The box you need to purchase and Post office doesn't carry it. You need to order it thru Horizon.
 

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Thanks Soymi69 for the information and the link--appreciate--trying to adopt a bird but have not heard as of yet how it will come about and I think that in this case (this bird is disabled ) it should be by continental or something like that--waiting for the persons response--nerve wreaking if you know what I mean...Thanks for the information..c.hert
 

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Express Mail is the only way the Post Office will ship pigeons.
Horizon has close to a monopoly on the shipping boxes.
There are only a few other USPS approved bird box companies and when I have checked prices, Horizon is cheaper when buying boxes in bulk.
I would love to see more competition, because I believe prices would go dow.
Horizon's web site is:
http://www.hm-e.net/
The cost of Express Shipping is based on the total weight of the pigeons and box and the zip codes for the sender and reciever.
There is an online postage calculator at:
http://postcalc.usps.gov/
Just put in both zip codes, select package, enter the pounds rounded to the next highest pound and hit continue. The page that comes up will give the rates for the various shipping options, though the only one that applies to pigeons is Express Mail.
The average homer weighs about a pound, with some strains considerably more or less.
Rollers average around 10 ounces, again with some strains considerably more or less.
When does the Post Office go down to a 5 day week?
 

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Those auto drinkers look interesting on that first link but they are so tiny and I know that they have larger ones at first I thought they were for the boxes for water for the birds--how silly--but someone told me that the birds might throw up and that would be worse for them...Thanks Covenant Loft...c.hert
 

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Those auto drinkers look interesting on that first link but they are so tiny and I know that they have larger ones at first I thought they were for the boxes for water for the birds--how silly--but someone told me that the birds might throw up and that would be worse for them...Thanks Covenant Loft...c.hert
Many birds get motion sickness.
 

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I think that, sooner, or later, things will go back to being the same.
The U.S. Postal Service will realize that they are cutting back in the wrong areas. Lack of Service = lack of income.
How many of you business owners have known that for years?
 

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* I think that, sooner, or later, things will go back to being the same.

**The U.S. Postal Service will realize that they are cutting back in the wrong areas. Lack of Service = lack of income.

How many of you business owners have known that for years?
* As long as there is the Internet, I don't see things going back to where they once were.

** General business being conducted at the PO has diminished greatly with so many people utilizing the Internet for paying bills, sending cards, conversing with one another, etc. Less and less mail is being moved.
 

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* As long as there is the Internet, I don't see things going back to where they once were.

** General business being conducted at the PO has diminished greatly with so many people utilizing the Internet for paying bills, sending cards, conversing with one another, etc. Less and less mail is being moved.
really? I have bought more "stuff" online than ever,... ebay, online stores etc.. and of course the goods need to be shipped... I hate even going to the stores if I do not have to, and Im sure many people feel the same about that..lol..:)
 

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* As long as there is the Internet, I don't see things going back to where they once were.

** General business being conducted at the PO has diminished greatly with so many people utilizing the Internet for paying bills, sending cards, conversing with one another, etc. Less and less mail is being moved.
First thing if you buy a pigeon on the internet how is it shipped to you? Well it will be shipped by way of the U S POSTAL SERVICE and they are the only one that will handle live birds. I am one from the old school, I like to see and handle what I buy so I do not buy on the internet.At the local post office I have seen lines of people shipping packages, many are people with a small business. The reason for this thread was only to inform people that Saturday there will be no deliveries and that it woud be best to ship birds on a Monday, GEORGE;)
 

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* really?

I have bought more "stuff" online than ever,... ebay, online stores etc.. and of course the goods need to be shipped...

I hate even going to the stores if I do not have to, and Im sure many people feel the same about that..lol..:)
* Yes, really.
I didn't say the PO was coming to a standstill. I said business being conducted at the PO is lessening.

Examples of that are online bill paying (no more mailing), emails, facebook, twitter, myspace, etc., (no need to sit down and write and mail letters), greeting cards (e-cards available, eliminates having to go out and buy and mail cards).

The way I see it, the PO is definitely loosing business.
 

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First thing if you buy a pigeon on the internet how is it shipped to you? Well it will be shipped by way of the U S POSTAL SERVICE and they are the only one that will handle live birds. I am one from the old school, I like to see and handle what I buy so I do not buy on the internet.At the local post office I have seen lines of people shipping packages, many are people with a small business.

The reason for this thread was only to inform people that Saturday there will be no deliveries and that it woud be best to ship birds on a Monday, GEORGE;)
Actually, it's always been recommended that birds be shipped the first part of the week (e.g. Monday or Tuesday). :)
 

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* Yes, really.
I didn't say the PO was coming to a standstill. I said business being conducted at the PO is lessening.

Examples of that are online bill paying (no more mailing), emails, facebook, twitter, myspace, etc., (no need to sit down and write and mail letters), greeting cards (e-cards available, eliminates having to go out and buy and mail cards).

The way I see it, the PO is definitely loosing business.


I think that's true and especially with a lot of the stuff purchased on line being delivered by United Postal Service.
 

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Actually, it's always been recommended that birds be shipped the first part of the week (e.g. Monday or Tuesday). :)
Thats true but now there no delivery on Saturday so if you don't get your birds on Friday guess what you will get them on Monday and should there be a holiday on Monday need I say more. GEORGE;)
 

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George, I am sorry, but you missed my earlier post on this thread.
"I just went to:
http://www.usps.com/communications/n...LearnAbout5Day
It states that "Express Mail service will continue seven days a week".
So there will be no change to shipping pigeons by Express Mail."

Express mail will continue to be delivered on the weekends.
 
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