placed an order from mcmurray hatchery thinking late March would be safe--but over one third are already dead less than eight hours after arrival. this is our third order from Mcmurray and we have always had healthy chicks with a loss of one or two out of 25. I don't blame the company but man, what a sad loss. three silver grey dorkings, both polish, etc. 9 of 25 already gone! maybe the cold, maybe the long trip. TSC won't sex and we wanted something other than sex linkeds. I tried a more local hatchery last year but their feather sexing was WAY off--lots of males. they said maybe we couldn't tell the difference but come on- when a chick crows, you KNOW it's not a pullet!