I am typically not a complainer- but I got a batch of 12 chicks on July 20th from a known hatchery. Hummmmm..... I lost one about 20 min after shipping- he was a goner from the start... poor fella. I lost one within 48 hours and then another at about 7-10 days. I have one chick that I swear has to have a dwarf gene- she is beyond tinny- lively and healthy- but my RIRs can now walk right over her and her not even get touched. Then I got the wrong chick. I had ordered another (clearly different) color of the breed I had received. I had ordered a Golden Laced Polish, got a Silver Laced Polish.. It just seems like a lot for 12 chickens- now down to 9. My first batch of 10 chicks were zero issues. Got what I ordered, down to the roosters. Only lost one at 7 weeks cuz the dog- who has now become friends with the chickens! "Chickens are FRIENDS NOT FOOD".... That and now they are old enough to peck him - so he stays away. Does this seem excessive for issues? I feel like the batch I first got were healthier, and better over all healthy. I am sure they were from a hatchery, as I picked them up at the feed store and they had maybe 300 boxes full of chicks during pick up day! Is this typical with mailed birds?