My chicks are so cute. We ordered eight chicks from Myers. They shipped Tues afternoon and got here Thurs morning. Not too bad, and all of them were alive on arrival. The post office let me come get them before they opened, which was nice. I was worried about one but after some TLC and repeated beak-dipping in the water, he is doing great now. We got: 4 Easter Eggers, 2 Black Australorpes, and 2 Barred Rocks, and hopefully no roos in that. One of the Easter Eggers is almost totally yellow with a couple light brown areas...the other 3 are striped and what not. Is that a substitution or an EE as well? I know they all look different for the most part, so I just figure it will be a lighter bird maybe? I had to run out and get another brooder lamp b/c the temp was not high enough. Right now it is 92ish between the two lamp (on either end of a long brooder). Does that seem okay or should I cool it down? A couple of the babies are getting pasty again and again. For the most part the actual vent is clean, but the feathers around it are still yucky. I have not tried to actually dip their bums in water, but I may do that to stop the cycle (since it seems the poo sticks to the feathers that already have poo on them, and build up that way). I may put baby oil or veg oil on the area too...I saw that suggested in several threads here. Penny for your thoughts? Any way, here are pics of the fluffers. All of them wandering around the brooder. I have it opened to the full length now and that divider on the right is gone. This is our biggest chick by far, an EE.