We sent an order form in a few months back to them to have them sent for now. We ordered last time from Hoffman's Hatchery which was very good and had small amounts along with a few extra chicks. This time we wanted a variety of breeds so we went with McMurrey. We ordered the rarest of the rare variety group that has 25 chicks of at least 10 different breeds. Also stated in the issue is that if we order ahead of time that we would get an extra exotic chick along with the order. We got the chicks today and they all looked wore out with their eyes squinted and weak acting. We got them under a light with food/water and they are started diving in. We counted them and only had 25. I looked at the paper that was in the box and it said 25 ROTR variety (extras included) and 1 exotic chick on the invoice. It didn't make to much of a big deal for us. A few hours after getting them we kept checking on them and during one of the times one of the chicks was laying on its side almost dead and cold. I hurried up and hair dried it for warmth and put it in a seperate box with a light above it and then added another light to the box with the chicks. I checked the other chicks and noticed a lot of poop on their butts probably from stress of the trip and a lot of them had some wing feathers already growing. The chick that was almost dead started to get a little better but ended up dying. We've been keeping an even closer look at the chicks and some started looking weak (mostly the smaller ones) so we took them and put them in another box and they seem to be doing better. I know Hoffman's Hatchery the chicks/ducks/geese all came healthy/alert/and very active and no poop on their butts. I don't know if with McMurrey being a bigger breeder that their chicks aren't taken care of as well or if I just got an unlucky order of chicks.