I got into the chicken raising life from my cousin. He set me up with a few already layers and I have added layers since. So i took a big leap and decided to start with fresh baby chicks. Initially i started with 7. On day one, 2 had died. Then i replaced them. We have been losing 1 on average every other day. Replacing as we go along. They are all 2 weeks old today, but i dont seem to understand why they are dropping. We lost 3 polish, 1 silver laced wyandotte and 1 baram. Remaining are 3 salmon, 2 jersey blue and an ameraucana. I have changed their entire metal brooder(scrubbed with hot water and a scant amount of dawn soap) after our fourth death. They have fresh pine shavings, fresh water daily and fresh medicated feed daily. No poop stuck to any hatches. The light temp is currently set at 90. All chicks are fine during the day, but ALWAYS die in the middle of the night or very early morning (before the kids rise). Any I, the newby chick lady, doing something wrong? How can i prevent further unexplained deaths? How can they be fine for a time and then start dropping? Why am i losing one ever other to every day? Thanks for all your support. I always yurn to BYC for info!