So I contacted Ideal Hatchery a few days ago with some questions regarding ordering from them. They happen to have ALL of the birds I'd like to get, AND I can get the chicks and ducklings sent at the same time. McMurray, who I usually order through, does not ship chicks and ducklings together. I Emailed them with a few questions (regarding shipping costs mostly), but I've read some posts on here where people order and have to wait months for their chicks (not Ideal, just in general). So that had me kind of worried. I'd like to place and order, but I don't want to place an order and find out I have to wait until May-June to get my chicks. How big is Ideal? Are my chances of getting chicks before April/May realistic? They have not written me back. Honestly, sometimes that is a test for me to a business also. If they respond to Emails. If they do, they pass. If they don't, that gives me an idea of what customer service might be like. Not necessarily...but I do consider that... I've heard great things about Ideal, and may call them to get answers to my questions. I do know I don't want to commit to an order unless I know an estimated ship time. Thanks!