My 9 chicks arrived today from back East. MPC shipped them on Monday, I got the call from the post office by 1pm. I was so excited. Thought I had another day but am so relieved that they came so soon. I was surprised that there wasn't a heat pack in the box, even though it's warm back there, it's still a little bit cool here. When I opened the box (I have that all on iPhone video but have no idea how to post it) I was relieved to count all the chicks moving. In the corner though, under two of the standards, was my little buff silkie. She seemed drowsy. My daughter held them on the way home and they were all moving. As soon as we got them into the brooder I saw her stumble back and then go flat. Of course I freaked out! I picked her up and rubbed her tummy, rubbed her head, rubbed her back, checked her fuzzy bumm, tried to get water into her. Daughter got me a paper towel and I was trying to get her beak open. I had NO idea what to do. I was in such a panic. When I first picked her up she just went limp, rolled her little head back and I thought she was gone. After a few minutes of my rubbing and being afraid I was going to drown her, she went rigid in the legs. I was trying to hold her against me but she was standing straight up with this little fallen head! When I could finally cup her in my hands I started worrying I couldn't keep her warm so I was trying to keep her under the heat lamp but my hand was burning with the angle I was in. What next?! Finally, I placed her in the brooder and we made little hand barriers to keep the others from trampling her. Within an hour, she was drinking by herself, and then when she started eating we were doing a little dance. My poor daughter kept saying "I'm sorry mommy." I thought she was saying that because I was so upset and worried, but then I finally realized she thought SHE had done something to hurt the silkie! Oh man, then I REALLY felt bad. Poor thing. So we spent the rest of the night watching chicks. Heavy sigh of relief that they are here and doing okay. Hoping that I have all girls. MPC says they can guarantee that 90% of their sexing is correct, so there's a chance I may just have a rooster. Getting pretty attached to these guys already. Hate the thought of having to get rid of a one of the darlings just because he's a boy! Needless to say, had to name that little buff silkie Angel.