[EDIT (7/22/2010, 9:15PM): Most recent updates & pics at the top of Page 2] I'll try and include as many details as I can think of...if any more info is needed or requested just let me know. I just received 16 chicks in the mail today; they were born and shipped on Monday the 19th and arrived this morning, Wednesday the 21st. There are 4 breeds in the shipment and 14 of the 16 chicks appear healthy and alright...but then there are two (both Quail Antwerp Belgian Bantams) that do not. I first noticed something was wrong about an hour after putting them into the brooder when I left the room for a few minutes and came back to find one of the chicks sprawled out on its back, belly up and not moving, seemingly dead. I touched it and it flipped over and walked away but it was very wobbly and fell over a few times. I then noticed that there was a bunch of gunk on its rear end...white and green, very unhealthy looking and smelling bad. I checked the rest of the chicks and found the same thing on another one which was also wobbly and acting strangely. Both of them have been cheeping constantly every second and often will stretch their necks up and make sort of biting/gulping motions at the air with their beaks with their eyes closed...they've also been shaking/shivering a lot. I've seen them eating some scattered food, or at least pecking on it, as well as pecking at the water dish and I'm unsure of what to do with them... I took them to a local wildlife rehabilitation center and the woman there said their bird expert was out for the day but the best she could recommend was to isolate them from the rest of the chicks and make sure they didn't get overheated. She said she didn't know exactly what was wrong but she suspected it had something to do with being in a crowded box for 3 days in hot weather...she also suggested I turn the heat lamp off during the day, but I'm not sure if I should do this. I have a thermometer in the brooder and with the heat lamp it is at 90 degrees. Without it, it's around 80. I separated them from the other 14 chicks and put them in a laundry basket just outside of the other brooder and gave them their own separate food and water dish...so far they've just kept cheeping and occasionally pushing into each other and wobbling around. They're out of the direct light of the heat lamp as per the advice of the wildlife rehab lady but I'm unsure whether they should remain this way. I've also seen them picking at each other, as you can see in the last picture here...not sure what to do about that either... Lastly, I am concerned that if this is an infection it might not only kill the rest of the chicks in the brooder next to them but also all my Bobwhite quail chicks which are downstairs in the garage in a separate brooder. The chicken chicks and the quail chicks are fairly far separated but I know these things can be transferred through the air or through hands or skin or hair so I'm very concerned about that as well. Here are 7 pictures I just took of the two chicks with the problem...click the thumbnails for the full size images If anyone recognizes this or has any ideas about what should be done about it, I would be majorly grateful to hear that info. Like I said, I'm very concerned both for the two chicks, the rest of the new chicks and my quail chicks out in the garage so I could really use some peace of mind or at least know what I'm dealing with and what to do about it. Thanks so much in advance!!