I raised my first set of pullets full size in September and I didnt lose a one. Now I get sikies and top hats and I'm thinkin the 2 that died were frizzle bantams. They were very tiny. I just feel awful I always try to keep butts clean and food and fresh water at all times. I got them monday. Any tips? Do bantams need special care? I soaked all their bottoms just now to remove any poop that has built up. Seems they have had quite a bit on there. The silkies do at least. Also directly under the lamp is about 110 degrees. They sleep in an area that is reading about 90. Their food and water r in an area about 85 or so. They never sleep right under the lamp either.