Some of you may have seen my posts on GIM but thought I'd post this here too. Two weeks ago I bought 24 straight run chicks, mostly Rhode Island Reds, but had to finish out the 2 dozen with a mix of other breeds. Some seem to be Barred Rocks and yet others some kind of booted breed. Actually I think the greater share of the chicks will end up being roosters from the looks of them. After getting them home and well on their way to growing, my wife comes home from work and says she wants some Golden Laced Wyandottes. So, I ordered them [15 pullets] from Mt Healthy hatchery here in Ohio. They were to be delivered on the 10th. At about 8 AM on the tenth we got the call from the USPS that our chicks were in and we would need to come in and pick them up. I had a couple of stops to make on the way in but got there by 10AM to pick them up. When I asked for my chicks, the guy went back to get them but took a long time coming back and without any box for me. He told me that there had been a mistake and somehow Tractor Supply got my chicks and they were trying to recover them. so I left. On the way home I decided to stop in at TSC to see if I could find out anything myself. All the chicks were already sold, including mine. I had not ordered chicks through TSC since I only wanted 15 and not 25 I had ordered direct from the hatchery. TSC has a minimum order no. of 25. Anyway, the post office screwed up by giving my chicks to TSC. TSC screwed up by not reading the shipping label and selling my chicks to someone else. So, the post office paid me the full price I was out for their mistake and TSC is paying for replacement chicks which are to be delivered this Monday. I HOPE! I contacted the hatchery and told them the whole story and since TSC is paying them for the replacements, they put me at the top of the list to get my birds in the next shipment, which is to be this Monday. So, for all the frustration, I'll be getting my chicks free. Well, that's not quite true, it will have cost me for gas in my truck about 65 miles worth of gas. Maybe $15. for gas plus about a hundred dollars in headaches and time. Nothing is ever free. I give a big thumbs up to the hatchery for their part in helping me out.