Hi all! Glad this site is out there! I am new to fowl. I have ducks that are thriving at almost 2 weeks old, Guinea keets that are doing well, however, I am having a LOT of trouble keeping chicks alive for the first few days! I have all the types in separate kiddie pools and indoors in a heated room. The bedding in all is pine shavings, which I keep clean. Water and feeder for the chicks are the normal kinds. I feed them chick starter crumbles with grit mixed in. Heater is an infra-red (Brinsea) heat plate set at the lowest level. I watch for pasty butt and clean, as needed. Why are my other fowl thriving but the chicks are not? The chicks are shipped from a hatchery (2 days to delivery) to my post office in ND. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!