How many chicks is it normal to lose during delivery? Six out of the sixteen chicks I ordered from Randall Burkey were dead today when I opened the ship box. Is that normal? Also it seems strange that out of the 5 Speckled Sussex I ordered only one is alive and not looking so good at that. Everyone of the Buff Orpingtons look great! And 3 of the 5 Barred Rock have made it so far.