My son's kindergarten class adopted out some baby chicks and we got one. We've had it only for 1 day and already have had some drama. I asked my sons teacher if we needed a heat lap and she said no just keep it in the box. The chick was fine yesterday afternoon until today. Very lathargic, not moving. So we tried to give it water with a medicine dispenser and I called a feed store for advice. The lady told me to put it in the sun and every 30 mins give it water. I did and he came back to life. This evening I sent my hubby out to get a heat lamp and it's acting the same way. Is this normal? While my husband was at the store someone told him to be careful with salmonilla (sp?) I have 4 kids and 1of those is a 4 month old. Is it a good idea to have a baby chick with such little kids and not having any idea how to care for it?