I've seen numerous posts in the last few months about folks receiving eggs just left on the porch, upside down, people anxiously awaiting at home for their shipments.... Just wanted to mention that with most post offices, they do allow you to pick them up from the PO. That's what I always do. I go up there the day before I expect the eggs to arrive with a handwritten note with my name and address on it, plus my contact number, and ask that they please call me to pick them up rather than having them endure a ride in the bumpy postal truck all day. They've always been very accomodating, and although they don't remember to call each time (sometimes I just go on up and usually the eggs are there), they are always more than happy to hold the eggs for me there. I don't know if this helps my hatches or not, but I've been pretty successful, so I have to think this may be a small part of it. Just wanted to mention it, for folks that may not have known they can do this!