So we purchased (like usual for the last 3 years) our 50 ringneck pheasant chicks from our AG store on Tuesday... Well its Saturday and we have lost 7 chicks!!!!!!! I have never had this happen in the last past years we did this usually its 1 or 2! It has been extremely hot out 80-90 which is unusal for this time usually still is in the 70-80s. I have watched them closely and they all seemed so active and great for the first 2 days and then I would find 1 or 2 flattened and dead when I would come home from work. I am at a loss as what is going on.. I don't want to lose more. They are being fed pheasant feed, They are in a large water tank that is used for cows in our barn with a heat lamp that we raised up yesterday cause they were so spread away from it.... They have baby waterer with rocks in it that now that they are a week old we have removed a lot of the rocks... We were seeing one peck at others but not to the point of pushing them down and pecking them like crazy! Any words of wisdom would be great! These chicks are for hunting dogs/ the ones that get away are left to be free (last past year we have put out probably 75 birds in our area and have seen a great increase in breeding etc.