I found a little barely day-old chick at a feed store on the bottom of the pile in an aquarium with her legs out to her sides. She was peeping pitifully and I had to have her. I brought her home and made her a band aid splint and she seemed good to go. She was weak for a few days and HATED the splint, but seemed to be improving right before she died. By improving I mean she was eating and pooping regularly and normally, as opposed to my feeding her the previous days. I took off to visit family last Monday for about 6-7 hours. It had been in the high 80's the day before so I unplugged the heat lamp (ugh, I know) and left all the chicks with just one lamp sort of high up, and the garage door open a bit for ventilation. The crippled chick was in a plastic shoebox by herself (ugh again, but the others pecked at her) on top of the brooder, thus closer to the light. Anyway, when I got home at around 8PM, she was dead I'm struggling with wondering whether she died of something else wrong or if she got too cold. It was 72 in the brooder when I came home, but she was on top and had a little stuffed animal to cuddle up to. I tried to include links to pictures but I couldn't figure it out. It's been a long time since I've been on a message board! Thanks for listening.