I got 14 chicks from Ideal. They are supposed to ship on the 24th. Do you think I can expect them to be here (in KY) on the 25th? I have a couple questions... I know I should call the post office to give them a heads up, but when should I call? On the 24th? Will they think I am crazy when I tell them I ordered live chicks? The workers at our post office are always so rude, I hate going in there. They act like buying stamps is the most offensive thing I could ever do, I'm not looking forward to asking them to be gentle with my chicks. I have to pick the chicks up at the post office, right? I wouldn't want them to ride around on the mail truck all morning anyway. As soon as I get them home, what should I do? I plan on putting them straight into the warm brooder (about 100 degrees) with food and water, I'll dip each beak in the water. Is there anything I'm forgetting? I've had chicks before, just not day old ones through the mail. What age should they get chick grit on their food? If there is a thread answering all these questions that I didn't see, feel free to link it instead of wasting time typing out answers again. I am so excited about my baby chicks!!!