The time of year when everyone has spring fever and let their impatience get the better of them so they order chicks. The weather is still very much unpredictable across the country right now. People forget that while it might be warm where they are, chicks have to travel through alot of different places before arriving at their local post office. The result in too many cases is dead, dying and seriously stressed chicks. I've been around BYC for awhile and I see it happening over and over again at this time of year. Just because the hatcheries will ship now, doesn't mean it's in the best interest of the chicks. It's business. If they refuse to ship to you they know there's a hatchery somewhere that will. People think they have to order now to get the best selection and that's true. But just because you order now doesn't mean you have to take delivery now. Most hatcheries will allow you to specify a later delivery date. Patience people! Your future chicks will be just as adorable a month from now, or even two months from now. Do you want to open a box of live, happy, healthy chicks or a box full of half dead ones? Just my two cents.