I am new here, this is my first post. In two weeks I'll be moving to my new house, where the owners are leaving me 6 laying hens and a rooster! I am very excite, but I have never had chickens or even been around chickens before! Also, based on the info she gave me, I'm not going to get enough eggs from these hens to support my egg habit, so I ordered 15 chicks from a hatchery! So I have been reading here and learning a lot about how to care for my new chicks when they come. Unfortunately the ship date is a wednesday and the day they'll arrive is friday - Friday is the day we actually close on our new house, and it is an "out of town" type thing. So, the bottom line is that I don't think I can be home the day that they're coming in! I can arrange for them to be picked up from the post office, but I won't be back home till the evening. My Question: If they are shipped on Wednesday (hatch day) and arrive on Friday, are they ok until Friday evening? Thank you so much, I'll definitely be back here for more help as my chicks arrive!