Ideal stated in an email that my order of 16 chicks (4 each of EE's, GSL's, BA's and Delawares) has been SHIPPED!! OMG!! I need to get a brooder ready and waiting. The folks at Ideal had asked me last week if they could up my ship date frome 3/10 to 2/23 and I said yes. Now they ship on 2/22!! I am happy and nervous all at the same time. My brooder(s) has been brought together but not put together. I have plenty of chick starter and feeders/waterers are ready to go. Plenty of paper towels and pine shavings. Also a perch or two and a thermometer. Need to put a door and vents in the new brooder, w/ hinges and a latch. Vents will be covered w/ hardware cloth. Next 2-3 days are gonna be nerve wracking. Oh, also called the P.O. today to ask for a call when the shipment arrives. I think I have my bases covered but need to get cracking on construction!