I bought some buff laced brahmas from a lady in WA. Chicks took two days to get here to Texas and they have not done well since. I've been losing one or two every couple of days and I can only surmise that it was the hard shipping that is causing my fatalities. The brooder is warm, the food and water plentiful. But they were in bad shape when they got here. She shipped them with a few orange pieces and some grapes in a little box with air holes. I got some other chicks shipped from FL and they were older, (BLBrahmas were day old to two to three days old) and they were in a New Horizon box. Much better. I am thinking about getting some more Buff Laced and having them shipped. Would better shipping accomodations improve my survival rate? I orig got 19 total BLB and Gold Laced Brahamas and 7 were DOA. I have, I think, 6 left? It's very disheartening.