This distributor posted sale chicks back in early March. Aside from cancelling my order and being charged 50% cancellation fee, I got a call from my PO yesterday that there were baby chicks for me. This was a surprise since I was told that my order had been given to other's who were waiting in line.
The chicks were NOT day old or even 2 day olds (taking into consideration hatch, ship and arrival)--they have their wing pin feathers which don't start coming in until 5-7 days. It is my understanding that chicks can only be shipped as "day olds" or later on with food.
The chicks are doing well, but I know there are regulations about this.