We ordered our chicks today for delivery at the end of May. Then this afternoon our power went out around 6:30 pm and it was pretty cold. It didn't come on until at least after 8 but probably closer to 9. It made me wonder what we could have done if we had our chicks already and no electricity to keep them warm. Especially since we're only getting a dozen, so not really enough for them to even keep each other warm. It was cold in the house too, btw. We use wood in an outdoor woodburner but need electricity for the blower and the wind was really awful today so the warmth in here went quickly once the heat quit.