Two weeks ago, I got 8 chicks and I was happy. A few days later, one of them died. I thought, "It's no big deal it was only 3 dollars." However, I wanted to replace the one I had lost. When I went to the place I got the last chicks, i got caught up with myself and ended up buying 10 more chicks. Now I have 17. A couple days ago, one died and I thought again that it was no big deal. The last few days, they have been squaking like no other, and trying to excape the bin. They are all huddled up near the light (which they have never done before) and the light is as close as it can be without them getting burned. They have also been going through food like there is no tomorrow and I'm really concerned on how they are behaving lately. This morning I was taking care of my chickens and went off to school. When I got home 8 hours later, my chicken roost was saoking wet and my chickens were gaging/throwing up. I changed the bedding and got them settled in with new water and food, washed everything with soap and water, and dried out the container I have them in. Should I be worried about their safety and well being? I would really like the 16 to make it for the rest of their natural lives if I can help it. Does anyone have any suggestions? (sorry for this post being so long but I thought that if you got the whole story that it would easyier for you to help me.) Oh one last thing 7 of them are almost three weeks, and 10 of them are almost 2 weeks old.