Hi Path Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) is Real. Please be sure to cover your outdoor birds and practice good biosecurity. However, this is a GREAT time to purchase chicks! Shipping does NOT spread AI to your babies and birds in a brooder are already covered. As long as you practice good handwashing, your babies should thrive! Please call and talk to one of our knowledgable reps with all of your questions Today! We are always here to help!