I picked up my chicks from post office today and I feel very disappointed. My first impulse is to get in touch with the hatchery and complain but i am not sure if I have any grounds for complaining. Maybe I just need to runt. While brousing Sand Hills Preservation catalog I found Salmon Faveroles. I did some research on the breed and decided to order some from SHPC. Because they had 25 chicks order minimum and I didn't need that many Faveroles I decided to order some other breeds I was interested in from the same place. I placed an order for 5 faveroles, 5 australorps, 3 bl polish, 7 BO and 5 assorted chickens. When I didn't receive a confermation letter from them in two weeks I called and talked to them and also incvired if it was possible to substitute some of the breeds for Faveroles. I was told that they had a lot of frozen eggs and that the demand for Faveroles is so high that if I want more than I already ordered they would have to cancel my order all together. I agreed to wait and get those five that i ordered and agreed that if they need to substitute some of the other breeds they can do it if they sub them to breeds with similar qualities as the ones I ordered. Whis morning while checking my email I found an email from SHPC that they shipped my order yesterday and I should expect my chicks on Thursday. Also I apparently forgot to put my number on order form so I need to call my post office and let them nkow I expect chicks. I called Post office right away and found out that my chicks were sitting there since 4am. When I got my order home I noticed that one of my Faveroles has badly deformed foot. Should I complain about it? If I had a choice I would not buy a chick like that and I would not sell a chick like that either. My astralorps and one polish got substituted to black leghorns. I think that light, flighty white egg laing leghorn is tottaly oposite to havy, dual purpose, brown egg laing autralorp. My main upset is a chick with deformed leg. I will try to make him a boot but i don't think it will work.