It seems that there are several of us who are expecting our orders of day-old chicks next week. This might be a good thread for us to keep track of our chicks, post pictures and compare their progress. I ordered mine from My Pet Chicken. My very first attempt at raising hens in my small suburban yard, I ordered 5 chicks: 3 French hens A Salmon Faverolle, Black Copper Marans and a Cuckoo Marans, as well as a Golden Laced Wyandotte and an EE bantam. (I hope they'll all get along!) I'm busily preparing my garage (a good excuse to finally clean it out, junk deposit that it had become!) and readying the brooder (I'm using a large pet crate with a removable top, and I have a Brinsea EcoGlow and a red heat lamp on standby). I feel like an expectant mother! I've wanted hens for several years, and it's finally time to do it! I even took 2 weeks off to devote to their first weeks of care. This site and the many books I've read have been such fonts of information that I feel very well-prepared, but at times it can be scary to read about so many things that can go wrong. But like the Boy Scout motto, I say, "Be Prepared!" I think I'm ready for any eventuality, and have stocked up on Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Electrolytes, PolyViSol Greek yogurt, Sulmet, VetRx, chick grit, Blu-Kote, meal worms (to buy their love and affection)...LOL the list goes on! I was really worried about temperatures and humidity being too high while they were in transit and during their first week here, but it looks like the temps have lowered a bit and the humidity has decreased. Only a matter of days, now! So excited!