Okay, so I hatched out 51 coturnix and button babies about a week and a half ago. A few were born with crooked feet (probably from either incubation heat or being in the egg too long since the few that had bad feet were late hatchers) and 3 of those died within a day and a half of hatching. Two that hatched a little early died as well. Then a couple more died and I found my daughter in the freakin brooder pickin them up and talking like a baby to them telling them how cute they were and a few more died...... needless to say she won't be going near a brooder again.....ever...... and then.... we moved them out to the brooder trailer, which we just finished (the temporary way anyway) and whoops the stupid trailer was hot enough on its own not to need a heat lamp.... so we lost two from overheating. Then this morning a bunch of them were dead. like over half of them (just the coturnix since the buttons are in their own brooder and we havent had any problems with them at all yet) the trailer is only about 94 so they arent too hot. The waterer seemed to leak which I am sure was part of the issue but.... a few of them had a large blister on the back of their neck.... any ideas on what that may be? One who had a blister a couple of hours later it had gone away and he survived for the time being. Also they are all a sticky matted mess. very strange, is this some sort of illness? When I left for work the 12 we had left seemed to be doing fine aside from their stickiness and ,matted feathering. they were eating and scratching the food around. Doing fine. THEN I come home from work and a few more were dead. I was dissapointed to say the least. I am upset that I have lost all my birdies and cant understand what is going on since the buttons are perfectly healthy and nothing has happened to them. Any ideas on what is going on with these birds?