That is horrible. You are brave ordering chicks this time of year. I am so afraid to do that. I ordered mail order in August and was afraid they would get too cold. What breeds did you order? Which ones did not make it? I have such an urge to incubate some eggs..... I might yet, Anyone need some half breed EE?....It is suppose to be warm towards the end of the week, hopefully I can get Bert and a few Rainbows and maybe the white rock that is trying to corrupt him into their own pen/coop.. But it would still be 6 weeks until I could incubate them. Does anyone have a picture of a back Australorp egg? Those have a good chance of being pure, but they are so hard to de-feather for eating.