Hi Everyone, I got a shipment of chicks yesterday. I had ordered them back in June and had no idea it would be so abnormally hot when they shipped--but they all arrived safely and all seemed okay all day yesterday. They have all been having some watery poops, but I understand that it can be due to the stress of shipping and heat. Their brooder is in my garage, but until this insane heat is over, I'm keeping them in a makeshift brooder in my house where I can control the temps better. Anyway, this morning I noticed that one of my babies was on its back and the others were just walking all over it. I scooped it up and noticed that it was not right at all. It had a pasty butt, so I cleaned it up (it was the first time I've ever seen pasty butt). I took it back to the brooder and tried to get it to drink some water, but it didn't drink anything. Within about 10 minutes, the little thing JUMPED out of my hand. At first, I thought it was perking up, and I set it down in the brooder. It laid down for a few seconds, then jumped again. At that point, I knew it was something bad--but I don't know what--a seizure maybe? The little chick did this about 6 or 8 times in the next five minutes as I cradled it in my hand. It pooped one more time, then a few seconds later, it died in my hand. A few minutes after it died, I noticed some orangey-pinkish, opaque fluid coming from the beak. I've never had a chick die like this, and I am hoping that it isn't something that will repeat itself in my remaining chicks. So far, all of the others seem perfectly okay. Can anyone give me an idea of what might have caused this? Was the stress from shipment too much? It seemed okay all day yesterday.... Could it have eaten something bad? Any ideas are appreciated!