Got a call from the main postal distribution center about 8 a.m. today and we hopped in the car to go get them. There were lots of shipments of chicks, because I could hear them through the dock door There must have been about thirty peeping boxes that I could see. Ours came from McMurray and so far all seem very healthy and active. I dipped each one's beak in water as I put them in the brooder and they all drank. Then they all found the food and have been eating and drinking nonstop since. Oh yeah, and pooping We ordered 15 black sex-link, 15 female Araucanas, 3 male Araucanas, and 5 female Marans. McMurray also sent a free exotic (have no idea which one or what breed yet), a free male Araucana, and a free black sex-link. Yes, 5 cockerels (I am assuming the free exotic is male, although there's a 50/50 chance I guess since the invoice said straight run), and we are ok with that for now. We'll see how it goes! I also have no idea if the Araucanas are true or EEs. MMH lists them as Araucanas, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything, right? We have no problems with them being EEs, we're not planning on showing or anything like that. So far they just have plain water and are drinking it fine. They are on medicated chick starter. I didn't add vitamin/electrolyte powder to the water, simply because I'd rather have them start drinking right away rather than not drink at all because they didn't like the taste. Should I just watch and see how they recover from shipping, or is it better to just assume they need the additive? I have it if they do need it. ETA: No pics yet, I haven't taken that many pictures, I wanted to let them get settled in first. They are cuties though!