I picked up 3 Mottled Java's and 1 Black Java from the local feed store 4 days ago-they are supposed to be 1 week old but I wondered because they are tiny chicks compared to my 3 Americaunas/EasterEggers/something-super-cute-chicks we hatched that are 1 week old as well. Yesterday, a yellow and black Mottled Java fell over and died. Everyone seemed healthy so I don't know why it died. I figured it was the smallest of the group and failure to thrive, which I expect can happen. Everyone else was fine all day, and today, another yellow and black Mottled Java fell over, but didn't die, yet. The EE's look and seem fine. The Black Java does seem physically stronger but not much bigger than the 2 Mottled ones left. So, I'm wondering, I'm not using medicated feed, I'm using pine shavings, I changed the shavings once a day, I change the water and pecking plate 3 times a day. 2 of the Mottled Javas had pasting but that was resolved by cleaning and olive oil (thanks to advice on the forum). I've looked them all over, I just don't see anything wrong. I know they can just not make it sometimes but I thought I'd ask for feedback, thanks. And are Javas tiny chicks and hard to keep alive?