I totally agree, on both sides. it does seem kind of cruel that they will add cockerels to a small order that may not make the trip. Although, I'm sure over 80% of shipped chicks do make it there. my aunt bought 25 assorted chicks from mcmurray hatchery and every single last one survived the trip and made it to adulthood. I do fell sorry for those chicks that don't make it though. i actually plan to start selling chicks either this year or next year. I do not dare deliver though. Mostly because I am inexperienced with that and have never even ordered chicks online (I've gotten all mine from feed stores). You should watch this one, it is terrible. I was so mad after watching it...
GAH! I was in the middle of writing this when I heard one of my chicks screaming. I went outside to find all three of my chicks and my two ducklings all running around the yard, and my little sister chasing them. I thought I already taught her not to play with them. Well I guess it's right back to telling her "If you hurt those chicks, you may NEVER see them again! Remember Sandy? You tried to hold her, then she was gone." now I'll be out to check on them every five minutes (I get paranoid whenever they even get close to touching them when I'm not around because my brother and cousin killed two chicks and a duckling two years ago, and my little sister killed the duckling I had hatched two days ago, because I forgot to lock the door...)