I knew that I wanted to order some dark egg girls in the spring so I gave Ideal a heads up on my intentions. A couple of days later I received an email saying that they had a limited quanity of dark egg chicks available, was I interested? Of course I am - BUT... We live in "Little Siberia" Utah. We're expecting snow tonight. I decided against ordering them. But the offer pecked at my brain. At a friend's house today, I jokingly threatened dh to order more chickens and he emphatically said "No more chicks!" Fast forward an hour (after he had picked up his thesis saying it was finally ready to go to committee - yippee!), eating a sandwich and discussing life, I told him about the email from Ideal. He suggested that I should go ahead and order them now rather than early spring - that even with the snow, it is probably warmer now than then. WHAT??? Dh telling me that I should order chicks now - yet alone - that I should order chicks! A couple of hours later I called Ideal and ordered the chicks. I still don't feel 100% good about it - we are gambling with weather here. But he's right, we'd be gambling in early spring, too. So everyone, please keep your fingers crossed for them and think warm thoughts. The worse part of their trip will be the truck ride from the airport to our frosty mountain valley - hopefully they won't get too chilled. I'll be waiting each morning for that phone call with ricebags ready to zap in the microwave so I can warm them up ASAP. I'll let you know how many survive the trip when they arrive in three weeks.