Well it turns out I was confused. On the Ideal website they show not currently available on all their laying breeds but when you click on the meat birds it allows you to put in a quantity so I thought they were shipping. When you go to check out tho it says not shipping until 6/1/16. I checked the box to be notified if they could ship earlier. I'm guessing they just don't know what production will be in the winter months so won't commit to a ship date.
That is weird!
A hatchery not sending birds in early spring, would seem to me to be a hatchery not wanting to stay in business.