I have 8 chicks that hatched 5 days ago. I found one dead this morning. No obvious trauma. Size, fluffiness etc. like the others. The other 7 are chirping and interacting with mom food and water as expected. I'm assuming the chick got smothered or there was something wrong with it when hatched and it took 5 days to catch up to it. Momma seemed rather distressed and had the other chicks away from the dead one that was lying in the nest. That's what makes me think it got smothered. The mother immediately calmed down and no longer seemed distressed and went back to the other chicks when I removed the dead one. I assume this isn't something to be alarmed about just one of those things that can happen but I wanted to touch base and see if there is something I might be doing wrong.