Our second batch the first was caught in bad weather and none of them made it thru shipment. But, this is our second batch and are very lively. The company we buy from was wonderful and replaced the first.
Update: I was asked what kind of chicks we had, well they are Cornish Roasters, a few Red Star males to add warmth in shipping, and a free exotic chick.
They will be really good come this summer and fall since they will grow out by May and then we will slaughter them and can the meat.
We are almost our of last years batch which we did the same thing to.