In the wonderful thread now under Managing Your Flock, where "old timers" with 20 yrs.+ of chicken experience are sharing tips, these experienced people mention too hot brooders killing chicks and creating pasty butt. I basically stopped reading baby chick threads after reading about so many dying, when it sounded like at least some were simply overheated and lacking ventilation. Yet hatcheries routinely recommend 95 degrees--plus people are brooding things like plastic tubs, trapping heat and gases. Do regulars on this thread agree or have thoughts? If so, I wonder if it would be helpful as individuals or a group to communicate concerns to hatcheries, maybe at least encourage their instructions to have more flexibility? Just a thought to prevent some loss and pain. Thanks.