My 50 Cornish Cross chicks arrived early this morning. I ordered them for mid April so that the weather would be warmer. Of course, we are right in the middle of an unseasonal cold spell. The poor little things were so chilled that all they could do was huddle in a big lumpy ball of chicks under the heat lamps, for about 2 hours. I didn't want to feed them until after they had water, so kept checking and checking, waiting for them to spread out. But finally, they drank and were fed and then back under the lamp. It's taken them 6 hours, but finally, after a long nap of exhaustion, they are wandering around their brooder and acting like normal perky chicks. I'll have to watch them extra carefully for any sign of shipping stress. 2 days in the mail, in the cold, can't be easy on them. I received 55 chicks in my 50 chick order. From Welp. They look really good. So uniform that they could have been run off on a xerox machine. Apparently, they are tough little rascals, to look so good after a hard journey.