I want to start by saying I've always loved the quality of My Pet Chicken and the staff are very friendly and helpful. That's why I was so surprised with my last batch of chicks from them last spring. I ordered Orpingtons and Wyandottes in various colors. They all arrived on time and healthy. In fact they're still alive and healthy and will be 1yr in May. My problem is that the chicks that are in higher demand appear to be A LOT smaller than the breed standard. My buff Orpingtons almost look like bantams while my (rather expensive) blue Orpingtons are big, plump and beautiful! The golden laced, silver laced and Columbian Wyandottes are just as small as the buffs are and the blue laced red Wyandottes are just as big as the blue Orpingtons. And their eggs are way smaller than a "normal" egg which means I had to lower my price per dozen since I only have 4 of the standard size chickens now. I guess my suggestion to anyone ordering from this site is, don't expect the more popular birds to be top quality. It appears the rarer or harder to find ones get the special attention. I'd still recommend this site for someone starting a small backyard flock but this year I ordered from Meyer Hatchery (which is where MPC gets all their chicks from) since I didn't need to keep it to a small number and pay the crazy expensive shipping fee.