Hi! I got two batches of chicks this spring: brahmas, rir, welsummers and glw in the first shipment. Those were hatched on Monday and arrived here on Thursday, a long trip. My second batch came nine says later: Plymouth barred rocks and speckled sussex. They took a day less (I managed to wrangle them from the distribution center close by - they had been held back because the maximum allowable delivery time had not yet passed! Luckily I got a hold of the right phone number and the lady working the express room was very helpful and understanding). The four chicks from the second bunch are consistently more adventurous than the earlier ones. There are shy ones and bolder ones in both batches but the second batch just seems to be more relaxed and trusting of the world in general. I wonder if the difference in travel time after hatch had something to do with it. What do you think?