I ordered three new ducklings of laying breeds to be shipped out from Metzer Farms on September 6. I have never ordered poultry in the mail before so I'm really nervous. Metzer Farms is in California and I'm in North Carolina, so my poor little duckies have a while to travel. Does anyone have any advice on how to keep them alive and healthy? I know I should contact the post office and let them know my birds will be coming in and to contact me as soon as they do, but is there anything else I can do? I'm afraid of losing them in shipment or shortly after so any advice you have, I would love to hear!