I am just curious as to if anyone else has noticed issues with getting baby chicks through the mail from hatcheries. It seems that if we hatch our own eggs or even buy them from another NPIP local breeder the chicks have only around 5%mortality rate. We have been trying to build the diversity of our flocks so we started ordering online from different hatcheries. Since doing this we have noticed a significantly higher mortality rate. not just 1% or 2 % but around a 30% increase. Chicks come in crowded undernourished broken legs and so forth with absolutely no chance of survival ,but we try. it was just this week we got 30 chicks in and within the first 4 hours we had lost 6 with 10 more barely hanging in there within hours these had passed on also. So with that said, has anyone else had the same issues? I mean should chicks really be stuck in the back of a mail truck for 3 days? Also let me know if you have ordered chicks and it took 3 days without issues. I am interested to know what was done differently. Thanks .