I ordered some chicks last week. I usually get 25 and at least some are dead when I get them and a couple weak ones may die in the next day or so. I got 25 expecting 15 to be live and healthy. Its probably because I like to get mine in December, so they are laying in spring. I ordered from ideal because they had what I wanted now. I got 8 black stars, 7 buff sex links, 5 easter eggers, and 5 suprise special pullets. The suprise special was 3 easter eggers, 1 brown sex link, and 1 red sex link. Thats cool because it said the red and browns were sold out till next year. They arrived all healthy, and all remained healthy! Im really suprised since they came from texas. I was going to get from Meyer and drive down and get them but they didnt have much until feb.