I recently got in a batch of 20 chicks. They all made the trip through the USPS and I introduced them to the brooder like normal (dipping beaks, food on a paper towel, etc.) I noticed a few of them kept their eyes shut, even when I handled them. They weren't gunky or anything, and I opened them gently and they appeared to have "normal" eyes with no buildup that would prevent their opening. In the last two day I have lost 2 of them and I have one more that never seems to open it's eyes. When I would approach the brooder, they would often be standing alone far away from the rest, swaying back and forth a bit. I started re-dipping their beaks to get them to drink on the 2nd day, and I just tried to get the last one to eat, but it didn't seem to recognise or want food when I placed it into it's mouth. I've never seen it's eyes open, even when handled. Anyone know what the deal is? Blind chicks, maybe? The eyes look normal when I open them. The rest of the chicks are doing fine and look spry and healthy. I hate losing chicks.