Hello all! My name is Anna, and I'm new to owning chickens, we live on a half acre in town. I recently purchased 4 Araucana chicks this past Tuesday and was given two bantam chicks from TSC....the bantams were MUCH smaller than the other chicks so I have them in different brooders. One of the bantam chicks passed this morning, so I went up to TSC to get the last two that they had, well one looked just like the one that had passed this morning so I was excited...well he just passed too I found that he had a blocked vent and I guess I was too late as I just got him this morning. The other two seem to be doing fine. The Araucanas are flourishing and getting big, already have their wing feathers, and one of the bantams has wing feathers too. So darn cute! I was curious to see how many of ya'll get the Marek's Vaccination? I'm just being a worried chickie mom I guess, I realize that sometimes chicks will die from stress of transport. Mine all have medicated chick starter feed, and their water has the "save-a-chick" in it, and they have their heat lamps on one side so they can move if they get too hot. Any thoughts?