I couldn't believe how tiny the box was. Wow! You should have seen the Post Master's face when I told him it was recommended that I open the box in front of him so he can see if they are alive or dead. His eyes nearly popped out of his head. So I was like, "Oh, well... let me just lift up the flap here and look. Yeah, they look alive and OK. Thanks!" and whisked them out to my car. I laughed the whole way home. They look alert and HUNGRY... and keep knocking over the water dish. I made sure to dip each of their beaks in the water when putting them into the brooder. This time I had to set up a temporary brooder in a cardboard box because my other one, I had it all set and ready to go, and I didn't quite get one of the latches set and when I picked the thing up, of course it fell and all of the feed and water and bedding went everywhere. Thankfully, I hadn't put the chicks in it yet! I know to keep an eye on the box in case of a fire. I'm checking it inbetween getting the other brooder ready for them. I ordered 8 pullets and 1 male, all Ameraucanas. They included 5 extra Ameraucana males for warmth. I lucked out and whoever filled my order wrote down the breed on my invoice! So there is a total of 14 chicks in this order. Question on beaks... some of them look like they've got some sort of internal bleeding inside of their beaks going on. I didn't order debeaking and they don't look like they got debeaked. I called Ideal and they were very nice, but unsure of what I was talking about. Can anyone tell me what's up with the beaks?