I know I can call Ideal and get this info. But I'm curious for the answer now (well, in the next couple of hours I juuuuuust placed my very first order of bantam chicks thru ideal, with the hatch date for all my breeds on 2/9/11, which is a Wednesday. Does this usually mean they also ship out on 2/9/11 and I might get them 2/10 (I live about 4 hours from the hatchery)? Just thinking and wondering aloud. I also ordered 16 bantam chicks.... You don't think they will add extra for warmth, being that bantams are such bite sized little dudes and dudettes?