We ordered our chicks through SandHill Preservation Center. I do not, in any way, hold them responsible. However, out of the 27 chicks sent, only five are at this moment alive. It was so heartwrenching to open that box and see all those dead bodies inside. And now, I am left feeling sad for the ones that died, upset because this happened, and guilty because if I hadn't ordered them, this might not have happened. If I would have waiting for, say, a July shipment maybe they would still be alive. Technically we had six alive, but one was struggling just to breathe and its eyes were never open. I put that one out of its misery the quickest way I know how, but that is not something I would wish on anyone. For a first time chick owner, this was quite a blow. Lets see if we can manage to keep the five alive that we currently have! Matthew Ryan p.s. I ordered 15 BO, 5 SPW and 5 BLRW and because they were out of the SPW they sent 9 BLRW, 2 BW, 11 BO and 5 Blue JG's. It appears that only the 2 Buff Wyandottes and 3 of the BJG's actually made it. My whole reason for ordering from them was the BLRW and they didn't make it! (Also because they were organic, but mainly the first thing) ETA: Just got off the phone with USPS customer service. Apparantly two day delivery is standard from IA to CO when shipping express. How express is that?