I placed an order with one of the hatcheries for 12 new chicks, they supposedly were mailed on Tuesday. It is now Thursday morning and USPS tracking shows nothing in tracking. No one seems to know where my chicks are. I spoke to the hatchery and they don't seem concerned. Their answer was just to call them if I don't recieve the shipment by Friday. My question to you, all my wise friends, is--1)how long can they live cooped up in that box during shipping? 2) Has anyone else had this experience? The outcome? I'm worried that I will recieve a shipment of dead babies. They are insured but that is not the point! They were sent Priority Mail from Texas to Florida. That should have only taken two days max. The hatchery told me they would arrive Wed.