I'm not sure if this post is in the right place or not (mods, feel free to move it, if it's not), but I have a question about people shipping eggs. For my first hatch, I'd ordered bantam araucana eggs--only one hatched due to a number of factors. I decided I wanted to try again, so after looking here for a seller and finding no one with bantam eggs available, I decided to try eBay again. I paid April 28 for eggs that we agreed would be shipped on May 4 (last Monday). We sent a couple of chatty emails back and forth, and on the second I sent the seller an email asking for confirmation that my eggs would be shipped. The reply I received was . . . interesting. The seller stated that she would send the eggs unless she was dead, which at her age (she said) was not impossible. She then related a brief story which had her in the hospital for several days due to an injury from a "green" light bulb. I sent her a return email sending her well-wishes and the assurance that I was not terribly impatient--as long as she sent me an email if she were unable to ship the eggs. After her assurance that she would send the eggs/email with tracking number and that she was "good at this" (her three-figure positive rating would confirm this) I wished her well and went on studying for my final exam. Well, it's Saturday and I have no eggs in my possession. There has been no email with a tracking number or any email of any kind. I sent her an email yesterday asking if I should get on the post office's case--just so that she wouldn't immediately think I was accusing her of cheating me--and I have received no response. I said I was not impatient and under the right circumstances I'm not, but I'm ready to contact PayPal and dispute the charges, since I can't afford to replace the eggs any other way. I welcome any feedback that you folks have to offer. Have I been patient enough or should I wait until Monday to take care of this? My poor little bantam Araucana singleton has nine standard Buff Orpington chicks to keep it company, but I don't want to take the chance that my only Araucana is going to end up a rooster when I wanted the eggs for crafting. Thanks to everyone in advance for their polite opinions!