It always amazes me how they do this. They cram a bunch of 1 day old chicks into a cardboard box, slap a few stamps on the box and mail it (yes, mail it - USPS)
A few days later, we open the box and pour them out. Add some water, feed and TLC and 17 weeks later, you start to get fresh eggs. Pretty amazing. This is really getting popular among the urban farmers since it does not take much space to do it.
You can get started yourself in your own back yard. If you are interested, let us know, we'll show you the ropes. We buy from the Meyer Hatchery in Ohio.