Mine won't ship until April 12th too. Sigh....this is almost as hard as being pregnant
I'm heading to a few stores today to check out aspen shavings for the brooder (and probably, eventually the coop floor), and to pick up a thermometer. I want to get out to set up my brooder today or tomorrow (repurposing an old freezer box, so I do need to either cut down a side, or make some sort of a door so I can actually reach the floor (it comes up past my waist height now, so I wouldn't be able to reach in and even change the water and feed as is)). I need to hang the heat lamp too. Then the rest of my weekends until then can be spent building their coop. Waiting is so hard.
I am in the same boat... waiting! I ordered my chicks from a feedstore yesterday who gets them Belt Hatchery (Fresno, CA), thus avoiding a minimum order. I got 2 barred rocks, 2 buff orpingtons, and 1 delaware --all pullets (fingers crossed).