Hi there! I'm a new chicken momma & I'm having a tough day. I acquired 8 birds over the weekend (3 of which were born the last week of March & 5 that were born within a day or two of April 9th). I had checked with the farmer and was told that as long as the bird were within a 2 week age-frame, I should be good to go. Well, I brought them all home & put them in the brooder I'd constructed via Rubbermaid container, waterer, feeder & ecoglow 20. I made sure they weren't in a drafty location & have even kicked the heat up in my house, just in case. Yesterday, I left for work, making sure everyone had food, water & all were accounted for. But when I came home, I could that one of the littlest ones, my Silver Laced Wyandottea, was dead. It was like she'd been sat on. Immediately, I became paranoid that I was doing something wrong, consulted with fellow chicken owner pals & was told that my set up was fine. I went to bed but woke up about 3am to check on them. They were all huddled together, sleeping under the ecoglow. I moved the ecoglow & counted the babies, seeing the my little GLW was dead underneath the group, mainly two of the larger ones. I'm devistated & wondering if I'm cut out for this. My friend keeps telling me that it's not uncommon for chicks to die, especially after days 3-4, when their yolk is completely absorbed. The two that passed would've been hitting that mark between yesterday & today. They also seemed to be the smallest of the group.