Just got my first first batch of chicks, had ordered a mixed group of ones listed as good layers (can give breeds ordered if wanted/needed) as well as a few white broilers from Meyer. I did a ton of reading and research before and after ordering, but ofcourse that is no where near hands on experience so I expected running into some complications. I also have experience with a wide variety of animals and am not new to having to nurse them back to health when needed. But here's what I need help on, the chicks all seem to be dying one by one and nothing I have tried has done more then give then an hour or two. The chicks hatched on Tuesday and I got them on Thursday at 2 pm. When they arrived, there was 1 shipping casuality (it looked like it got squashed by the heat pack). The rest seemed lively and took right away to drinking (with the electrolyte/vitamin mix from Meyer). They took an hour or so to start investigating the grow-gel. The brooder was all setup, has a heat lamp with a digital thermometor that puts its ground level temp (under the center of the lamp) at 95-98. The house is kept between 65-75 (in case ambient temp is a factor). Most of the chicks were exploring (and trying to investigate my dog). All of them had clear bums and haven't pasted up yet. After about 2-3 hours i noticed that one was just laying and wasn't moving at all when bumped or stepped on. After picking it up, I found that it was limp, not moving, but still breathing. I pulled it out to keep it from being trampled, put it on a warm covered heating pad and started offering water. It drank just fine but couldn't stand and wouldnt open its eyes at all. Occasionally it would chirp. In about 2-3 hours it was dead. The next check on the chicks showed another just like it (limp and not moving but still alive). It died quicker then the first. So far I've lost 5 like that and have another that is nearly dead (no longer drinking and barely breathing. I've offered plain water, electrolyte mixed water, chick starter "gruel", tried adding honey, and I've tried egg yolk. Only ones that got any response was the electrolyte water (they seemed to drink better with a little honey in it) and the egg yolk. Also all of them pecked around a bit when they first went into the brooder, but even with feed scattered about the floor they didn't seem interested in eating it and still don't. I have some on the floor, in the dish I had used for the grow-gel, and a feeder, but it all gets ignored. And now all the chicks in the brooder are passed out (still respond to being disturbed though) but they have spent all day like that and not moving around unless I move them. Just want to make sure I'm not doing something obvious wrong. I didn't expect them all to survive to adulthood, but I can't help but thing I must be doing something wrong since it's one after another. So any advice or help would be much appreciated, if any other info is needed I'll provide it best I can.