In the Brooder
- Apr 26, 2009
I ordered a few chicks and recieved them in the mail today. They were shipped yesterday, arrived and my post office this morning, and I drove right over to get them. Two were dead in the box and one could not stand and died a few hours later. Later in the afternoon we noticed one was being pecked, wouldn't stand, and had her eyes closed. She also died. I only ordered 12 chicks, 4 died!!!! Is this normal? I was not sure what to expect, but I'm a little shocked about the death rate. Is there something we did wrong, or is this what I should expect in the future?