First, I want to start with the fact that I completely support Sandhill: the preservation of rare breeds; especially when there are only 2 people mainly doing it and at least one of those works full time. Sandhill requires that all orders come in through mail and have check or money order. I sent mine off on 8/17/15. I rec'd my confirmation letter dated 9/1/15. I found out that they only process orders on weekends, so if it's not there by Friday or Saturday, it'll get processed the next weekend. I put that I was ok with ANY date for receiving my chicks because I expected them to be sold out for this year and possibly part of next. They put the first ship date as 9/22 and the second as 10/6. In their letters they clearly state that they will not call if birds do not ship, but will call the day they do. So when they didn't call on 9/22, I didn't worry (too much). I figured they'd be shipped on the 2nd ship date (10/6... today). I have been waiting anxiously all day and have not rec'd a call yet (7pm PST-where I am, 9pm CST-where they are). I have a lot of faith in Sandhill based on all the reviews I've read, but want to post my own experience. I will post updates as I get them: When I get the call, when I receive them, how they mature, how many I lose, personalities, etc. PS: I ordered 10 Colored Dorkings, 2 Red Dorkings, 3 Ancona chickens, 5 single comb White Dorkings, and 5 rose comb White Dorkings. They informed me that their White Dorkings are not available this year and will be sent in the spring.