So, out of 100 chickens, I have 51 dead with 3 to 4 more that I do not expect to make it. That is an over half mortality rate--to be blamed on (allow me to indulge in my appreciation of British-ism for a moment) bloody incompetence on the part of the post office.
Now, I don't know if it was simple carelessness or stupidity, but anybody who works at a post office should be aware of the fact that boxes that peep need to be shipped ASAP because the creatures inside do not have either food or water and consequently will die within a relatively short period of time. A'right then. That's my rant.