I recieved my chicks on Thursday. On Saturday, three died. On Sunday, two more. They seemed to be doing fine and then just wanted to sleep. They did not lay directly under the heat lamp so apparently were cold. No loud cheeping either. They are on pine shavings. I called the hatchery on Monday about what could be happening. The lady said that I should cover the shavings with towels so they could not eat the shavings. She said that eating shavings "plugs up" their digestive system. Does anyone have any comments on this? It was nice to have a day yesterday when no additional chicks died. Four of them were BR's and the last one was an Americana.