I recieved an order of 33 chicks from mmh on Monday. When I opened the box all but two or three looked dead. On further examination I found several of them to be breathing but in bad shape. I took them home and warmed them, got gro gel into them, massaged the really bad ones and after about an hour of this I had 22 alive. (amazing enough) Problem is that they keep dying. Every day I am loosing 2 or 3 more chicks. I am down to 11 live as I just pulled another one out this morning. They look healthy, are eating and running around the brooder and then are just dead. I am doing bum checks 3 times a day and still almost 1/2 will be yucky at each check. What in the world is going on. Is it just because they had such a bad start on life that they are not making it or is there some kind of disease go ing on? I am supposed to be getting my replacement chicks from mm tomarrow. They wanted to get them here fast so that they could still all brood together but I am not sure if it is safe to put the new ones in with these chicks unless I know that it is common for chicks to keep dying when they shipped so poorly. Please if anyone could help I am desperate. I don't want anymore dead babies. In all the years I have had chicks shipped in I have never had an experience like this!