So I figured I would add my thoughts on Hoover Hatchery. I ordered 25 austrolorp pullets last friday. My chicks were shipped wednesday and were at my post office thursday afternoon. None were dead and in fact I have 27. Being that they were ordered so late in the year when everybody else is about sold out the chicks are all in good health. The only one I have concerns about is one that possibly is either missing an eye or its deformed. There doesnt appear to be any discharge coming from it yet and otherwise she is eating well and is perky. This is day two with my new arrivals so I will keep everyone posted on their progress but so far I am very impressed with Hoover.