Hi, neighbor! I'm right down the road in Bartow. I ordered chicks from MPC, too (what a great deal!). I actually have some chickens I hatched, but I need more pullets - I still have at least 12 roos that I need to rehome!
Mine are coming next week. I ordered the rainbow layer assortment.
Oooh, I'm right there with you on the Oct 5th shipment. As it gets closer I'm actually losing sleep over being too excited on what my random 'peanuts' will be. My hubby wanted some silver laced birds, and I wanted some EEs since I seem to kill any egg that isn't light brown or white.
Congratulations! I had a great experience with MPC.
I wanted chicks for my kids B-day this year. After I placed my order there was a mix up on the shipping date. A quick phone call and they worked with me to get the matter resolved. They made me feel like my problem mattered... a rare occurrence today.