but it says it takes up to four days to get back a reply. With the holiday, I'd imagine I won't hear back from them until next week. But dh and I did a head count today and were pretty shocked to see how few of the buckeyes had survived. From my Meyer hatchery shipment of birds on Oct 1, I have: 21 buckeyes and 3 brown leghorns that I can't tell apart -- 4 are left alive but sluggish 3 white leghorns -- 1 missing and 2 are left alive & doing well 6 easter egg & 1 gold laced wyandotte, I get those mixed up -- 6 lively chicks, one missing 1 silver laced wyandotte -- alive & perky 1 silver spangled hamburg -- missing 3 cornish cross -- All big and fat and healthy looking Total living: 13 layers, 3 cornish cross Total dead or missing: 23, mostly buckeyes The missing birds probably escaped through the door when it got wedged slightly open by bedding when we didn't notice right away. Except for the leghorn, who ran out between my legs and I couldn't catch her. Drove me insane but I had arms full of baby, so what could I do? In the meantime, my colored rangers are growing big and fat and healthy. I haven't had a loss in a while. I'm looking forward to processing them!