This is our first flock and so far we've bought 8 from TSC (6 red sex-links and 2 bantams) and after 4 days the smallest bantam died. It seemed fine, eating and drinking and running around and then suddenly died. Then we went to a local feed store and bought 2 white leghorn pullets and 1 just died at one month (something was 'wrong' for a couple of weeks but she acted ok, just not 'normal'). We ordered the Cackle Surprise and recieved them yesterday and even though there were no DOA's, we lost one this morning and have a few that still look worn out from travel. I'm very happy with our order but curious on if we should just expect more loses do to travel/breed. I know loses are to be expected but what is 'normal'? What breeds tend to be pretty hardy and travel well? Also, at what age does a death not reflect poorly on the hatchery and might be linked to care? Please share your chick stories and rate of survival.