Maybe I just have no idea of how much these things cost. I just received the McMurray catalog yesterday and it has been expanded from last year. I've ordered from MM and always been happy with my chicks. My red and black sexlinks are egg machines! They are offering a lot more this year but some of the things they are offering are priced, IMO, outrageously. Are these prices realistic or is McMurray seeing if anyone is really willing to pay these prices??? Check out the cost for a pair of juvenile swans...and there is a $300 shipping cost. Three started red stars will set you back $40.50 plus $89.50 shipping. And it made me sad to read that on all the started pullets the beaks have been 'trimmed'. If anyone within 50 miles of Franklinton, NC needs 3 started red stars, I'll drive them to you tomorrow for the $130....no need to wait! And none of them will be disfigured. I'd happily order my chicks from MM again, their customer service has been great but I'm just a little 'bothered' by some of the offerings in the catalog this year. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive..... Anyone else get the MM catalog and have some opinions?