I got a shipment of meat birds a few days ago and some of them are dying. It started the first day so I assumed it was stress, as soon as I got home from picking them up I was putting them in the brooder when I knew some of them would not make it. They were just laying around in the box while the others were going crazy, I put them in the brooder and hoped for the best. Later on I lost 4 of them. The next day I lost a couple of more and I have no idea why. I got through one day without a loss and thought it was better and then woke up to two more dead this morning. I have brooded hundreds of chicks and never had this happen. They have a light on and good ventilation so they don't get cold or overheated and their food and water never runs out. I will see all of the chicks happily drinking and eating and then at some point one or two will go off to a corner and lay there until they die. The brooder is big enough so no one is getting trampled. I have watched these very same birds eat and drink so I have no idea what is going on. Do you think its a bad batch? I had the feed store order them for me and he said he does business with them all the time. I have not contacted the hatchery yet because I want to see if anyone has any thoughts on this first.