I have had very good luck with Central Hatchery's birds. Phil is kind of a ruff old guy, but actually pretty easy to work with. I had 51 of 52 survive last fall with an average dressed weight of 4.25 at 8 weeks. I have 150 on order for April. Of course I live 6 miles from the hatchery, so I can't comment on the mail portion of the business. I can tell you they sell a lot of chicks. An average summer hatch is 250,000 birds a week.