Thanks everyone! I guess this sort of thing happens, definitely avoidable and I reinforced their brooder.
Just asked my local TSC where they get their chicks and they use Townline and Mt Healthy hatcheries. I have no clue if those are good hatcheries or not. They can do special orders. My only experience has been with Meyer and My Pet Chicken for hatching eggs.
I remember Mt. Healthy had some sort of health issue with their birds a while back.......
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