Hey there, I am a rural carrier and have been talking to my boss about the trials and tribulations of shipping through the post office. He suggested to me to give our shipping department people some feedback. So my question is this. What do want to see happen for you when shipping and recieving eggs, chicks and adult birds? Okay, nothing crazy like overnight shipping for free and a garantee that the chicks will lay golden eggs. My post office always calls the customer when thier chicks/adult birds come in. If there is no phone number the supervisor takes them out to the customer. If no one is home a notice is left and the chicks are brought back to the office. Unless eggs require a signiture they are delieverd by the regular carrier and left at the door. We have not had crushed chick or labeled egg boxes to my knowledge. We did have one instance where adult roosters did not do well in shipping. They were sent express and needed a signiture. There was no phone number on the box and no one was home when delivery was attemted. We did open the box up and give them water. They did not look to good when the owners picked them up the day after we got them. In the owners deffense we did get them in the day after they were shipped and so they came in a day earlier than was expected. So tell me chick affiecianadoes, what can be done in your opinion to help these chicks and chicks-to-be get to their new home safely?