Italians are notoriously late. At least this is the stereotype. They reliably arrive one to two hours late to any dinner appointment you give them. But I am finding out there ought to be an "agricultural schedule"!! One of my pig breaders gave me the first litter of piglets five weeks late, but the second litter is one week early. The first batch of chickens arrived on time, but the second arrived ten days early. For someone starting a farm and having to build up all the infrastructures, this "flexibility" in deadlines is quite something. For us, it means that our daughter is getting to share her playpen with 75 chicks for the next week. I am sure these will grow to become the most socialized broilers in the world!