Ordered 6 Cayugas from Ideal Hatchery.. shipped Wednesday. Picked up from PO today, Friday. Box contained 10 male chicks "for warmth", 5 live ducklings and 1 dead one .. we reckon that one had been dead a day. Brooder ready to go.. heat lamp.. thermometer, 94F at one end of the prooder.. 85 at the cool end. Pine shavings, starter duck feed down, water.. none of the ducks seemed particularly active although the chicks.. probably Rhodies.. were very active and running around, feeding and drinking. The smallest duckling lay on her side, beak opening and closing about an hour after we got them into the brooder. Another, the largest of the six, started to have massive seizures and was dead in minutes. Back to the smallest duck.. she had stopped breathing.. gone! That's three out of five.. the others seemed quiet and sleepy. I checked back half an hour later.. number 4 was laid out on her side. I am absolutely devastated.. and am afraid that they will all succumb.. spoke to Ideal and they said it must have been severe stress caused by shipping. The box had a fibre/straw base with slits all the way around. Wjhen we collected these ducks it was proably 65F in the warehouse but obviously who knows what extre,mes they went through with USPS.. is there ANYthing that I can do to improve the survival chances of the last two?