I know its late in the year to order chicks but a fox cleaned me out. I ordered from a hatchery that sent my chicks yesterday but today I still dont have chicks. My concern is the time from the hatchery to the home. How long does it take for most hatcheries to ship you your chicks? Someone in my neighborhood ordered from this same hatchery and had lots of trouble with dead chicks. this hatchery is mentioned a lot on this site. I am feeling like I would rather pay next day shipping than argue over dead chicks. Any one want to tell me their feelings. I am just concerned I am going to get a box of dead chicks becasue they hatchery sent them the cheapest way possible.