My wife and I decided that it would be a good idea to raise a flock of layers for the delicious and nutritious eggs, along with the added benefit of having a few feathered friends to share our acreage with us. I being the studious husband look into several options to purchase baby chicks. I settled on using ideal hatchery mainly because of how close they were to me, I figured one state away would be an easier trip on the little gals than ordering from across the country. Now is where the chicken math starts. I ordered a total of 14 pullets and 1 rooster (2- Buff Minorcas, 4- Black Australorps, 4- Ideal 236, 4- Leghorns and 1- Leghorn rooster). My math seemed sound, I have ample room for all our new friends to roam and be very happy. I raised chickens when i was younger and I even factored in for some possible deaths because from what i remembered from my earlier experience, baby chicks are frail. My order was placed and chicks were shipped. A day and a half later i receive a call from my postal carrier telling me he has some birds for me. I go to pick up my little package of 15 bouncing baby chicks. Much to my surprise, when I open my little box chicks pop out of this box like fresh popcorn. The box is jammed full of chicks. Final count is 27. It seems I missed the line about the warmth chicks being added to the shipment, but no problem once again I have ample room for a large flock of cheerful little chicks. Before i turn this thread into a Novel, I will fast forward 5 weeks Turns out that one of the Australorps is a Barred Rock that appears to be a ROO, I didn't receive the 4 Ideal 236 pullets but in there place i received Light Brahmas. and all of the warmth birds... Light Brahmas TOO.