New too raising chickens and need advice. I have everything ready for my order of chicks that I purchased from Meyers. They are too arrive first of March. I have read many many threads about DOA's, dehydration, unresponsive chicks etc. So my question is, what should I have available as soon as I bring them home from the PO in the case I have some bad looking and feeling chicks? Any tricks or treatments I should know about? I have read about electrolytes, what brand and how should it be mixed for the 1-3 day olds? If a chick is very ill can you use a syringe to administer small amounts of water? Any help is greatly appreciated so I can be as ready as possible to care for ill babies. I know some breeds are more fragile than others. My order included the following (15) Meyer Meal Maker 1 Partridge Rock Female Salmon Faverolle Female Speckled Sussex Female Barnevelder Female Buff Orpington Female Golden Laced Wyandotte Female Thanks!!!