Well this is shaping up to be a real comedy of errors already. Birds shipped yesterday from quite a ways away so I thought I had till Friday morning. Imagine my surprise when my phone had a message from the post office. We ordered 50 birds and I counted 51. Of course they arrive on the coldest night we have had in a long long time. I am borrowing a neighbors brooder and lamp and when asked if I should have a second lamp, he said no. So fast forward to now, 5 hours later. 1 dead and the rest huddled under the lamp trying to stay warm. I have lowered the lamp in hopes of keeping them warm but they are outside and there is little I can do given the time of night and lack of places open selling more heat lamps. I am hoping I didn't make a huge mistake taking this on in what has currently been the mildest fall I can ever remember in California. I figure I will keep a running log of this adventure and hope to hear from the experts that everything will be fine as I try to stumble my way through this experience to put food on the family table.