After placing an order with Cackle hatchery WEEKS ago and then when they were due, they did not ship.. They called and told me that the heat was affecting breeding and that the eggs were infertile. They rescheduled for Aug. 10th ship date. Then I asked them how hot it was there "NOW", ? They said 106 degrees. THere was no guarantee then that I would get babies on Aug. 12th. So I looked around and found a good special at Ideal Poultry and they were pretty much certain that I would get them. So I ended up with an order of 25 for the same price as my 15 was at Cackle. THen I called a couple days later and added in three Cochins. I haven't heard anything today that they did NOT ship, so I REALLY REALLY hope that they DID ship today and by Friday I will be a new mommy again. My two, 2.5 month old mixed RIR/EE girls are a blast and my two Wyandott pullets are well integrated in with them now. My coop is almost complete. I love going out every morning to greet them and let them out to free range the back yard. THey are more fun then the movies. I only plan to keep two or three silkies but they required I order 25, so I hope there are some local farmers that would like some good deal silkies. Is anyone else expecting chickies on Friday from Ideal??