My husband and I had 50 baby chicks in a container with lights until 2 days ago when we decided they needed more room. He decided we should tip the container over on its side so the chicks could step out into the full coop. Well, that sounded good. But none of them were brave enough to go, and clumped up in the corner. So I started taking them out one at a time and putting them under the heat lamp near the food and water. As I got down to the end of the pile I found one little yellow head sticking out of the litter. The poor thing had gotten buried up to the neck! I picked it up, brushed it off, and sent it on its way, it was fine. I got down to the last 3 or 4 and saw a smashed black lump in the litter. I thought one of the chicks had gotten smashed in the pileup! I picked it up, and it popped back up to size like a little telescope that had been collapsed. The little darling is ok too, but just a note of caution, maybe pick them up one by one to start with.