My 4 year old daughter and 2 1/2 y.o. son love to hold and touch baby chicks. I can't get my kids to pick up their toys, but they'll fight over who gets to help care for the chicks. I make them take turns so that I can watch them with the chicks to make sure they don't harm them. Well, last night my son held one upside down to see where the poop came from. The chick peeped because it didn't like being upside down. I told my son to put the chick back, he said "no" and held on tight. I think maybe too tight. The chick seemed fine last night and this morning. This afternoon, I found it laying away from the others with a little pasty butt, so I washed it off with warm water and kept the chick separate until she dried. Well she just kept getting weaker and died soon after, I couldn't get her to eat or drink. Am I wrong to let my children hold the chicks?