I've never actually ordered chicks from a hatchery directly... i guess.. My uncle ordered from Randall Burkey. All my chicks died. But they got the pox or something... scabs on their beaks and under wings. died. It was horrible. Idk if that was something to do with the hatchery because my uncle's birds were fine. His are still living, like 3 years later. I've ordered through my local feed store to get some extra chicks in for me that they weren't originally ordering. They order from Ideal. Always had good luck.. But it's a pain going up there and getting them and such. This spring they had my chicks mixed in with someone elses.. Ugh. I want to order from McMurray. They have Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and i've always wanted some of those! Reviews from people who've used McMurray would be very much appreciated. ok.. edit. Ideal has a feather legged bantam assortment... and you can order whatever number you want.. mcmurray won't do that.. it's 25, 50, 100. So. I'd kinda like to get a batch of those and then get my blue laced reds. they have the bantam version only, i think..