I came dangerously close to losing a silkie chick the other day. If I had checked on them 15 minutes later than I did she would definitely be gone. I went in to check on my bantam chicks in the brooder and found one of my silkies on its back, unable to get up, DIRECTLY under the heat lamp. I had a minor heart attack and thought it was dead, but then she started slowly moving her legs and I quickly flipped her over. I thought she was sick, but after flipping her over she immediately started panting very rapidly. I immediately took her out from under the light and into the cool air of the shop. After about 10 dazed seconds she was fine and started peeping for her buddies. I'm assuming they got into a chick pile and she was knocked onto her back in the worst possible part of the brooder. How the heck do I prevent this from happening again? I actually lost a bantam cochin chick not long ago, and I'm wondering if it was the same way. It was the runt of the bunch, but it was on its back when I found it.