My babies came this morning. They were shipped out Tuesday evening from PA. I should've expected some death, as I am in LA, but I have never gotten a dead chick from years of ordering. However, today changed all that. I picked up my little guys from the PO, came home and opened up the box. I could see that one was separated from the others and near death. We pulled him out and started with warm sugar water immediately (he's hanging in there, but weak). I went to the brooder with the rest and, as I pulled them out one by one to dip their beaks, I found several more really weak ones. But under the pile was the worst - 3 smashed, dead babies - HORRIBLE!! I took the weak ones back inside. There are 7 that just weren't keeping up with the rest and I was really worried they'd get trampled. Of those 7, one won't make it, one is VERY iffy, 3 are just iffy, and 2 should be fine once they get a little more mobility. I'm giving them warm sugar water every 30 minutes or so. There are 22 left in the brooder that seem like they will be okay. I have to leave for work (of course, today is the ONLY day I work more than 3 hours), but have them at my Mom's so she can keep giving them their water. I am SO sad, but hoping I can save the little boogers (although it seems pretty horrible to save them now only to eat them later).