So I just thought I would put out my experiences of buying and shipping from hatcheries. In the past I have always just got the chicks at tsc (some good some bad ) last year was real bad as far as the quality went. If I didn't get them there then I just used some local farms to purchase them from. This year though I thought I would try the mail order, and oh boy I had no clue how bad the anticipation would be. I ordered from a few different ones. The ones I used were Meyer ( which is pretty local about 2.5 hrs ) the service was great and I recieved them very quick like next morning quick. I also used Cackle they only took the 2 days even with the horrible weather. The service from the was outstanding and very personable. And I also tried efowl not to sure how I feel about them not bad but not good either. With that in mind I never did talk with anyone I just done it all over the Internet, and I lost over half of my shipment. I think most of it was to blame in the weather or the postal carrier seeings how they were in the mail for over 3 days. So to sum all this up I am very happy with cackle and Meyer. They both offer superior service and good looking birds. All 90 or so of mine are doing great and looking good.