I am so sad. My nearly 6 wk old white leghorn chick was found dead this morning. She was not with her 3 buff orp sisters so I looked around the coop and she was half covered by a thin sheet of plywood. I guess it squished her, but I don't know how it fell on her or how it hurt her since it was a small piece, like 18" x 24" . My question is, do chicks die pretty easily? I'll bet if I had seen it happen, she would have been just fine, but to lay trapped for hours? I feel so bad. I gave my 5yr old boys a long lecture on leaving dangerous things around the coop. These girls are full feathered and very hardy. They look just like full grown hens, just smaller. I guess it was a freak accident. I wish I could get just one more chick their age so we still have 4. I am going to go out right now and chick proof the whole pen better. Anyone have similar sad stories?