I have had one bad hatch after another. I just candled at 8 days... only 2 out of 24 are developing... and they were two that I wasn't even all that interested in. I think it is too darn hot to ship eggs right now. The things probably cooked in the USPS truck. I have spent a FORTUNE and, yet again, have nothing. Sorry, just venting, but we lost our entire flock of 40 birds to predators and MG that we contracted from purchasing an adult bird (MISTAKE on our part), and my last hatch of 18 eggs gave us ONE lavender orpington. One lonely chick living in the house, who has never even seen another chicken. I am so upset I just want to cry Anyone know of a relatively inexpensive source of lavender orps, black copper marans, speckled sussex, or silver laced wyondottes that are NPIP and preferably also MG neg certified? I've lost all our birds (even our guineas!), blown all our money, and I would really like to have adults by spring.