I have noticed many people lately ordering chicks from the various hatcheries around. I want to warn everyone that by ordering chicks during cold weather months, you run the risk of killing them from the cold. I know that the waiting is frustrating and the anticipation is great but it would do you much better to wait until April or even May to order hatchery chicks. Chicks get chilled very easy in the first few days of life (as I have learned through sad experience even in my own home) and the weather simply isn't stable enough to ship such fragile lives over great distances. For the sake of the chicks and for the sake of your emotion and even the feelings of your children, WAIT until the weather gets warmer. The experience will be better for everyone involved. Just because the hatcheries have chicks available doesn't mean it's necessarily time to have them shipped. I would reserve your order, but request a ship date for a warmer month. Good luck and enjoy those chicks when they get here, just be patient and wait!