My friend ordered 25 Cubalaya chicks from Ideal and they arrived today. I asked her how they were as soon as I got into the store, and she said she received a box full of dead chicks. She said the bedding was on TOP of the chicks, so someone must have thrown the box around. She said they are sending out a new batch, but its so terrible that they had to go through that before they died. Keep your fingers crossed for a LIVE batch this time!