The USPS beats all I have ever heard. I bought 11 ducks. They were hatched out and mailed on Monday from just east of Oklahoma city. 5 weeks ago I ordered 6 ducks priority mail from the same breeder and they arrived in Alaska in 26 hours. One of them died in transit so this time I ordered more and paid extra for Express mail so hopefully they would have better handling and get here atleast as fast as the others but guaranteed in 48 hours. They left the breeder's post office at 3pm on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon I was beginning to get worried as the tracking system did not show any updates until 5 pm Oklahoma time. There have been NO updates since. I have no ducks and no one can tell me where they are. I have spent many hours at the airport post office over the last two days waiting for a box of lethargic ducks to come in--prepared with sugar water and growgel and still nothing. I have talked to everyone I can possibly think of at USPS and no one knows anything. The lady who handles the express mail at the airport distribution center and everyone at the unloading dock have been outstanding...BUT...there is nothing they can do, nor have they been able to track down my ducks. Finally yesterday after they would have been over 72 hours old and still no news I came home spent and took a nap. The kids and I are horribly dissappointed in both this situation and that this was the breeder's last hatch for the year and no replacements will be available until next spring. All I can hope for is that someone in the system saw a box of cute ducks and wanted them more than I did and stole them. I hope they are having a good life somewhere instead of decaying in a box routed who knows where.