I received a box with 39 chicks from Meyer yesterday morning. One was DOA and the other 38 perky. This morning, one of them apparantly either fell down and was trampled (JasmineBell's theory) or had some sort of seizure (mine) and then threw up yellowish liquid and died. The only thing we did differently this time than last was to use electrolyte powder instead of a generous pinch of sugar. Otherwise, it would have had to been something that came along with the birds. 1) What can cause this sort of death? 2) How far away from my other birds do I need to quarantine this batch? I'd *been* planning to keep them in the next stall over in their brooder but if it's something contagious, that might be too close. 3) How do I properly dispose of these two dead chicks without potentially contaminating my garden compost? Burial deep in the ground isn'[t practical, as the soil is very rocky. Thank you very much!!!!! Edit: The other 37 seem perky and fine still. Edit: It's really bugging me but I don't know WHICH chick died. If it's a leghorn, I'll be less sad than if it was one of my buckeyes. And if it was one of my three roos, I'll be even more sad (even though I only plan to keep one). All I know is that it was light brown.