Fantastic news! I've got 3 healthy, happy chicks snoozing and pecking away in my brooder. Two are buff orpingtons and one is a beautiful blue wyandotte (they didn't have ameraucanas or EEs). I have been stressing quite a bit about heat lamp issues and food and water...but now they seem healthy, cuddling, but no longer panting. How active should the chickies be? This is my first time with week old chicks, my past have been month olds. They seem to scratch and peck around for 10 minutes, and then pass out with each other the next 10 minutes.