My order of 35 chicks shipped Wednesday from McMurray Hatchery and did not arrive until today. The tag on the box said they were born on Aug 30. The post office told me that the reason they didnt get out to our little post office today was because a flight was late. She added that many of them didnt look so good. She was right about that. As of a few minutes ago I have 3 broilers out of 35 still alive. I started with 9 this morning and used a dropper to get water into them and tried warming them up as quickly as possibly. Only one of my layers has bit the dust out of 10. I assume the loss is due to the increased travel time? I didnt lose a one from my last order with them 2 months ago. Then again, they were shipped on a Tuesday and got here Thursday. I live right by Rapid City, SD, so we are not "that far" away from IA.