I had some replacement chicks coming in from the hatchery, and too be honest I completely forgot about them until I checked my email yesterday evening and had a confirmation email from the hatchery that they had been sent on Wednesday. It took 2 days last time so I thought I was lucky and would be up first thing this morning to receive the phone call from the PO. Well I looked at my phone when I woke up and it was dead, NO WONDER why it hadn't been ringing off the hook like usual for the past 2 DAYS . I just thought no one had anything to tell me lol. Anyway I plugged the phone in and had 2 voicemails from the post office saying that my chicks came in on a late truck. So my question... which may be a very stupid question, but this whole situation got me thinking as I have nothing else to do but wait 2 hours for the PO to open to see if I still have living chicks and ducklings. I know its common to get chicks sent and the be "in the mail" for 2 days, does the post office take any care in at least trying to keep them warm? Or do they just have to huddle up no matter how cold it is? Also how long can chicks survive cool temps, as in 60's - 70's? This question is just because I was wondering about if chicks ever got "lost" in the mail and if they would make it or die of starvation before they died of... not being warm enough. The low last night was 65 here and I'm sure the PO isn't colder then that... Just wondering about how my fluffy butts are holding up, feeling horrible that I forgot about them and they could have been in a nice warm brooder all night . I feel horrible, even though the last chicks had to stay in the mail this long last time, but I had 3 chicks and 2 ducklings DOA or dead before I could get them to the brooder. I guess I just feel bad cause I couldn't help the chicks before, that was out of my control... but these have a horrible mama that forgot them. I don't think I'm cut out for this "chicken business". Someone please tell me I'm not the first to forget I had chicks coming? Pretty please?