Hello, I am a first time poster but long time lurker here on BYC. I can't thank all of you enough for all the posts that have taught me so much over the past several months. I recently ordered my first set of chicks from Cackle Hatchery. I have had hens but not baby chicks before. I got worried later on after I read some posts on here about how it may be better to wait a bit later for it to be warmer.But it has been warmer than usual here in Ohio. I ordered 10 Golden Comets pullets, 5 Barred Rock pullets, and 25 Silkies (10 Splash, 10 Blue and 5 Buff). I really didn't want that many Silkies but that was the minimum order this time of year. I have never had Silkies before, but after reading on here about them, I had to get some . I actually was sent 6 Barred Rocks pullets, 12 Golden Comets pullets, and of the Silkies I got 6 Buffs, and 12 each of the Splash and Blue!!! They were sent from Missouri on a Wednesday, arrived in Columbus OH the next day and I got them Friday am. They are all happy and healthy, and I am just tickled to death!!! Thanks again to all of you who post here on BYC, your advice has been invaluable to me.