I have been lurking for awhile, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I live in VA. I have 4 children and 3 grandbabies. I homeschool my 12 year old son who has special needs. He loves gardening, and decided that he wanted some chickens. After researching the breeds, I decided silkies would be best for us. We had 3 to hatch out Friday, and we have more eggs due to hatch in 2 weeks. It was so sweet to see my son coaxing the little chicks to hatch. We're hooked already! I've noticed that many people won't ship hatching eggs to VA. Why is that?