Hi Folks, Over the weekend we went to a nearby farm and picked up a Black Australorp, Light Brahma, Ameuracana (how DO you spell that?) and a Buff Orpington. 4 chicks in all about 5 days old. They were very well cared for at the farm, the owner is a total chicken-lover, does it all organic, etc. Last night, our little Buff Orpington died. All day long, they sit next to me while I work. (I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home.) They seemed fine. Just before I went to bed I heard loud, panicky cheeping and came in to find our little one had died. We have them under a heat lamp in a cage with pine shavings with plenty of food, plenty of water. I live in Northern CA, so it's pretty warm here, a bit chilly in the mornings and at night, but warm during the day. There is a back door in my home office, so there is a draft when it is opened, but no more of a draft than in the barn they were living in. They seem happy with the temperature, often sleeping and hanging out on the side of the cage without a heat lamp. Yesterday I brought Shirley (the Buff Orpington who died) outside for a few minutes in the afternoon. It was pretty warm outside, in the 70s, so I thought it would be safe to do a 5 minute photo-shoot. Did I kill her? She seemed fine afterwards. When I found her she looked kind of squished, like she had been under another chick when she died. Feeling very guilty and a little worried about the other chicks. Anyone have any thoughts about this? thanks!