I am looking around at different hatcheries for different types of birds, comparing prices, comparing guarantees, and general policies. The differences are startling and frankly a little overwhelming. But just a couple of questions maybe someone here can answer. 1. I am trying to find some Pilgrim geese. I only want a pair. (or a trio if that makes them happier so this is a question within a question) Some places limit orders to 2 birds. Some say they can only ship the same number of males and females. Some are out of stock with no pre order date. Straight run is cheaper than sexed birds. One hatchery has no limit but sell straight run only with a 5 bird minimum. This is frustrating because Pilgrims are easily sexed by site at birth. What is the issue with just sending the number of males and females you want? I sent one hatchery a question to their customer service section and have yet to hear from them. Does anyone know the best place to get Pilgrims? I don't mind a minimum because I can sell the extra birds. I just don't want to end up with 4 males and 1 female out of a straight run. I would also prefer to get eggs and hatch them but that doesn't seem to be possible with Pilgrims. At least I haven't seen any Pilgrim hatching eggs. I realize I do then take my chances with straight run, but then I would order many more eggs and sell the goslings. HELP! 2. The other thing that has daunted me is Eastern wild turkeys. I found someone here that's selling them and I hope that deal will come to fruition. But as I was searching, I found hatcheries that listed a number of states to which they could not ship. Mine was one of them. Other places were just out with no projected sale date which is, of course, just a seasonal thing. But why can some places ship to states that others can't? Thanks.