I'm so upset. I went out to feed the babies today and found a dead chick just outside the hover brooder. I was sick. I then lifted the hover and found another chick. Probably smoothered to death. I know you can expect something like 5% loss on baby chicks, but it still doesn't make it easier. I had to leave for an all day class right after that, so I worried all day long about them. I added an addtional heat source before I left. I came home and they are playing around having a great time. But the waterers had spilled and got all the bedding wet. I had to dig out the wet shavings. I don't remember having this much trouble the first time I brooded. But then I didn't have to use a hover since it was warmer then. I'm so worried I'll lose more. Can't think of anything else I can do to protect them though. I'm doing all I can now.