If the poor economy had anything to do with the run on large hatcheries last year, this year could be even worse. More and more people are investing in a little 'self-sufficiency' every day. If anyone is planning to order chicks, especially rare varieties, you should probably claim your future hatchlings now, before all those 'sold out for 2009' tags start showing up on the hatchery sites. Just a friendly reminder of the trouble many people had finding the birds they wanted last year. Best of luck!