Peep, peep! Help! It's so cold in here. We got put in this box when we were only a few hours old and shipped across the country. Maybe we'll be fine but maybe it'll get too cold and we'll die on the way or shortly after arriving. Wish we didn't have to go until it was warmer inside this delivery truck. Don't you know we can't produce our own heat yet? Remember folks, shipping day old chicks might work out for you in the early months but it might also kill some/all of them. The hatcheries do all they can like double-boxing and heat pads etc. but the fact is that baby chicks are totally subject to their surroundings and the person most responsible for the chicks dying is the person who orders them before outside temps are agreeable. It will work out for you most of the time because chicks are surprisingly tough but don't blame the hatchery or the postal service when your babies show up dead or dying in Jan-March.