Well the replacement chicks from McMurray arrived today and its a totally different story. All were alive and frisky. None seemed cold when I opened the box and they are drinking like crazy and eating. I think the first batch were heavily stressed from the shipping and very cold when they arrived and that is why so many died. ( It was 37 and raining here when they arrived) Todays arrival was 68 degrees and the bathroom brooder was already up to temps when they got home. There is one chick that is questionable in this batch simply because it is smaller than all the rest and is getting pecked. Both outside toes are missing the nail and red/bloody. The main culprit/bully has been put in time out (back in the shipping box) and was peeping its head off. If it starts pecking and beating up the other chicks again, he gets to go stay with his week old cousins in the other brooder. Maybe they can teach him some manners. Any suggestions on what I can do for the little guy to give him a fighting chance? I held him a while and he chowed down when I put some chick starter in my hand. Tried to separate him but he got so lonely/anxious that I put him back with the rest of the brood. He is still strong, eating, drinking and pushing the other chicks back but they are 50% larger. Thought about putting some neosporin on his toes but not sure about toxicity issues. We are much relieved at having a better experience this time! We are going to have to give some away in a couple weeks or I am going to have to build a MUCH MUCH larger coop ! The condo built for 7 isnt going to work for 42 !!