I'm kinda freaking out; this is my first run at ordering/receiving/raising chicks. I wasnt (who was?) expecting this freaky ice/snow storm to linger as long as it has here in Texas. I'm only 4 hours away from ideal hatchery, hatch date is 2/9, I should get them 2/10. Checked wunderground and it's supposed to be Mid 30'S, but Wednesday lows are expected to be In the teens. Snow expected, too on wednesday. I'm hoping there are no delays due to weather, cannot imagine my chicks hanging out for even an extra day. To top it off, I've ordered 16 bantams. So that means I'm going to have packing peanuts for warmth. I've called and requested extra bantams, but know it's their choice to put standards in. I'm just nervous that they put so many extra standards in for warmth, that the ones I wanted and paid for are all going to be crushed/ smothered in every attempt to keep warm. Since Ideal is also located in Texas and suffering through the same ice storms, I imagine they are taking extra precautions? Or im assuming that this weather is pretty typical in other parts of the US and people who order chicks during this time just expect some DOA's due to cold weather?