For those of you with bantams, I have a couple of questions. What is your chick mortality rate? If you raise your own, incubator or broody hatched. Purchased bantam chicks? shipped bantam chicks? I'm curious because I've had LF much of my life and have raised LF from eggs the last few years. We've never lost a chick once it was in the brooder although last year we had a shipment get lost for a day and some were DOA. This year my husband wanted to try bantams and he got some as soon as they arrived at the feed store. Temps have been frigid, lower than zero. Despite getting them home in a heated vehicle with heated towel and getting them immediately into a warmed Brinsea EcoGlo, and giving them electrolytes and probiotics, we lost half over the next few days. We used a lower feeder and waterer. The one thing I would change is it took me until the second day to figure to throw their chick starter in the blender to make it finer. They're ten days old now, starting to feather, and the ones left seem fine, but it was heartbreaking to lose so many despite our best efforts. Anything else we should know about the care of bantams and how they differ from large fowl?