Okay, so here I am, first-time chicken mama. I've got five 3-week-old chick and one 2-week old chick in the homemade brooder, with their organic chick starter, clean water thanks to training them to use a nipple waterer, and warming themselves under their EcoGlow heat panel. Quiet, active, happy, healthy. Dude. This has been EASY! A little too easy? Granted, I spent weeks—months, even—reading everything I could about chick care, so I did my homework. But this has been way more of a piece of cake than I expected. It's feeling a little suspect, because I see all these stories about seemingly healthy, well-cared-for chicks dropping dead suddenly. I really don't want to get overconfident here, and get lax, leading to a tragedy—I need to stay on my toes. So please, experienced chicken people, tell me your greatest horror stories of how things went wrong and you unexpectedly lost your chicks. I'd love to learn from you, so I can stay on top of everything I can control, and also stay very aware that nature sometimes has plans you don't have control over... Scare me straight!