Just got my babies from Ideal. I placed the order early January as soon as they were available. Ideal moved my order up from 3/1 to 2/22 with my permission I also said packing peanuts were ok. My order was 2 pullets each of Standard cochins in partridge, silver laced, gold laced and barred. 1 roo each in partridge and barred. I also put 2 cuckoo maran feather legged pullets in my order (can't tell them from the cochins!) 100% arrived alive from the hatchery to Florida. I have 10 red packing peanuts(non feather legged) and the 12 chicks I ordered. They are lively and eating, drinking and huddling under the light. This is my 3rd Ideal order and I've been happy with each and every one. I have not had any chick die in shipping. The quality of the chicks is pretty good for a backyard flock, although a previous order of sultan chicks had a lot of deformed toes and this appears common to the breed. The cochins I pulled out and looked at singly have beautiful fuzzy feet, heavier feathering than I expected. So we will see how they grow up.. I'll take pictures later once everyone settles in and has a chance to eat and drink. I would like to place another order for self blue, black, buff, red and blue which I did not order this time..Hubby would probably be hiring a divorce lawyer though.