I eagerly waited for my chicks to come in from Myer Hatchery and they finally arrived 2 weeks ago. Had ordered 3 Dominique hens with 1 Dominique rooster and 1 hen each of a Speckled Sussex, Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, Welsummer and an assorted rare female for a surprise. All were healthy and looked as cute as a button until 2 days later and they started dying off 1 at a time. By the time it was all said and done I had lost 5 in a weeks time. All my fault, I didn't get the brooder lowered enough and they all just basically got too cold is the only thing I can think of. They stopped dying after I lowered it a couple more inches. I now have just the Dominique rooster, the Lavender Orpington, Buff Orpington and Welsummer. They are healthy, happy and just chirping away. But I still dread going to check on them in the mornings wondering if i'll find another 1 gone. Eventually i'll get a few more but I just can't handle the thought of dealing with more chicks at the moment.