I've lived in small Texas towns most of my life. A person might live in a tiny town with a post office for the town, but it's so small everyone gets mail delivered from the next biggest town, because the small one doesn't have a route.....no big deal, right? Went to my post office 2 days ago to buy some stamps, and mentioned to the postal worker I would be having a small batch of geese and ducks delivered in 2-3 weeks. The look on her face when I said that was so weird!and then she said 'Oh no no, we don't do that.' After giving her the 3rd degree, here's the result. THEY don't WANT hatchery orders coming to their post office because baby chicks and ducks smell bad, and it attracts snakes (seriously! that was the first thing she said). The only way THEY might do it for you is if you're a customer of the post office......you could only imagine my bafflement, yeah? I didn't argue with her, but I kept asking questions having her explain these 'rules' to me, aaaaaaand eventually she just said OK OK, we'll call you when they get here, but you have to promise to come pick them up...I said 'Ma'am, I live 1 mile down the road, I'm a stay at home mom. Call me at 6am and I'll be here in 2 minutes to get them.' "OHHH, well, we don't open til 8am" she said. I told her call me, I'll come right up. -------------------------------- Alright, what the heck is going on with this post office???!!! Now I'm all paranoid about my new babies not being treated well. I'm going to be very very vigilant about the delivery date, and I'm going to haunt that lady til my babies get here. Can a United States Post Office refuse to take a hatchery delivery?