I am just considering it to ship eggs over state lines, and maybe chicks to some nearby states. Nearby states only. I've heard horror stories but got my bantam Orpingtons from Brandi McGovern in Louisiana with no losses. She sent more than I ordered and the "packing peanuts" survived. In fact, they were thriving. I have an interested buyer for chicks I have for sale. She is in TX. And several others lined up for Spring. But eww. Federal inspectors?