Hi all! I've posted a few times, and we finally got our baby chicks today! We originally ordered 27 Wyandottes (Silver, Gold, Blue/Red, and Columbian) and 18 Buff Orpingtons from McMurray Hatchery, but also picked up 12 Black Australorps at the local feed store yesterday. When we picked up the box of chicks from the post office and got them home, we noticed the shipment days had been 3 and a half since it was postmarked, so we were concerned. Unfortunately, we lost 3 Columbians (out of 6 hens and 1 roo), 3 Silvers (out of 6 hens and 1 roo), 2 Buffs (out of 16 hens and 2 roos), and our free rare chick that McMurray sends (we think it was a Polish, it was reddish brown with fuzzy feet) right off the bat. We tried saving 4 of them that were gasping by warming them up and syringing water but it was to no avail. Two other chicks, both Blue/Red Wyandottes (we got 6 straight run) are also weak. They were like the 4 others when they arrived, gasping and laying flat, but we got them to perk up. They are mostly just sitting with the rest of the chicks in the heat lamp rays. Is there anything special we should do for them? I have Critical Care for rabbits/bunnies and could mix up a few syringe fulls if that might help them get back to healthy. Or perhaps mixing a bit of the starter in water and syringing it to them? They have perked up significantly and have even stood up, but we're still concerned. The rest of them were a bit cold and thirsty, but soon perked up and starting running around the brooder box. Pictures to come!