Hello all, Time for me to stop lurking and post a question because in ten years of raising chickens I've never had this problem. Hopefully someone can help. I live in NE Ohio. I got some silkie chicks last summer. They matured and started laying in December (that's a first for me). Went broody in January (really girls?) I figured I'd let them try and hatch them and see what happened. They hatched out 9 chicks. I lost one at 2 days, then another the next day. I don't think it was because of the cold, what I thought was the roosters were crushing them by accident. So I brought the chicks in the house with a hen. I prefer to raise chicks with a hen because they do such a darn good job at it. Checked on them one day and when I picked the hen up one of the chicks was stuck to her feathers and couldn't get loose. I very carefully pulled it off. Don't know why it was stuck; didn't see any poop or blood making it stick to her. My husband checked the next day and found one stuck to her and it was dead. He checked again later and found another stuck to her and saved it. Needless to say, I put her back in the barn and put a brooder lamp in the house with the chicks. I only have 5 left now. Has anyone else ever had this problem? I don't know what is causing it and I don't know what to do other than separate the chicks from their mamas, which I really hate doing. Thanks!