Well...we lost power last night for a few hours and it got EXTRA cold in the house - it was in the 40's outside and pretty close in here, hovering at 50 or so according to the thermostat. So, of course, the broiler chicks dumped over their water, made a nice cold wet spot in the shavings, and SQUISHED one of their fellow brooder mates underneath it! I woke up to the poor little fella limp and wet and icy cold stuck below the waterer and 4 other huge chicks - got it as warm as I could as fast as I could...but I just get the feeling it ain't gonna make it. It did perk up for a second...but not much... Powers back on now, it's warm again in the brooder (too windy and cold today I think for 2 week olds to be out, so they are all in)...so everyone else is fine. But how much time would you give it before you cull it? It's been since 9am that I know of, estimating power went out at maybe 5am-ish...and what really worries me is the squished factor. I REALLY hate loosing an animal to something so stupid...and I REALLY don't want it suffering - but if it may perk up I hate to cull needlessly. I know, it's a broiler chick and destined for a short life regardless...but I'd rather that life was lived out to serve it's purpose... Anyways...just had to share...sometimes living in the boonies has it's down sides, and power outages every time the wind blows too hard is one of 'em...I just feel pitiful right now, trying to decide when to go ahead and let the poor chick go.