Ok, so I'll post on here, even though it's a frustrating thread. I will say I have ordered from McMurray before, last spring and the ones that remained after the "stress-of-shipping-deaths" did wonderfully.
I started with 10, arrived March 4 (split order with others), lost 6 within 48 hours.
The four remaining have been doing very well, very active chicks until Friday, I noticed that a mille fleur was dropping back on it's hocks, only standing up a few seconds at a time or doing the "army crawl" so I've started calling it. If another one bumped into her, she would fall to her side and struggle to get back up. It has been four/five days and she's still the same, no worse, no better. She army crawls to her food and water.
As of yesterday, a buff laced polish is doing the same exact thing, only stands up a few seconds and army crawls around. Throughout all of this, he had been the strongest of all and I assumed was a roo because of his attitude.
They're not growing/flourishing as fast as they should be, none of them. There are two mille fleurs and two polish (one buff, one golden laced).
It's just entirely too much of a coincidence. An order of chicks, split between three different homes, and the chicks are all showing the same symptoms after two weeks. And then showing similar symptoms to other people who have ordered from the same place. I'm not bashing the hatchery, I've never had issues with them, they've always had wonderful customer service. But I agree with MNKris, I think we can safely say something is going on.