, Try not to worry too much. I went through the same thing in October with my first batch of chicks and by this time that Tuesday I was near frantic! Our tracking number hadn't updated since the chicks departed Ohio, the people at our local distribution center didn't have any more information than I did and I'll be honest, I was in tears.
I recommend calling the destination USPS distribution center and get hold of a supervisor. Ours was willing to take my name and number and I left word to call me any time of the day or night ... and they did!! The minute they came in at 4am Wednesday they called me, told me the secret back door to locate and I picked them up. Meanwhile, it wasn't until several HOURS later that I got an email from USPS saying "delivered" with all the missing stops along the way. The heating elements and packaging My Pet Chicken uses are great. They were snug and cozy though there were only 10 in there.
The second batch, by the way, which got here this morning- unfortunately I didn't get a shipping notification so this morning I did the chat thing with MPC to find out they'd been sent yesterday and got the tracking #... and the post office called 10 minutes later-- so one time it took 2 nights and the other time they showed up at 10am Tuesday.
Hang in there! Soon your brooder will look like this:
Thanks for the encouragement.. I wish I had told them to call me day or night! I'd totally go at like 4am if I had to! But I just told them to call me as soon as they get there.. So hopefully in the morning I will get a call.. I'm just so sad because I was so excited to pick them up and then they weren't mine! sadness... But hopefully they will be here tomorrow and all be doing ok.