We just placed our first order for baby chicks. We have bought them from local feed stores before but not a hatchery. I'm so excited, we have everything ready but our order wont be ready untill the end of April. We ordered dark cornish manily for meat and a few pets. Houdans and Silver laced Cochins to see how we like them. Looks like the Houdans are holding up the order so I hope it is worth the wait. I've read how to care for chicks upon arrival but any words of wisdom would be appreciated.