I received my shipment of chicks from Ideal Poultry yesterday morning and set them up in two cages because the peanuts seemed to be fighting with the chicks I'd ordered. I wanted 8 cochin pullets and a jungle fowl. They sent 15 (I believe they are Silver Laced Wyandotte) chicks with for warmth. Three of them looked like they were being picked on/having trouble standing, so to aid them and improve possible survival, I removed those to the container for my cochins. The two containers share a heat lamp. They both had food and two sources of water. Same sized containers. Last night, most everyone looked vigorous, but I could see a few of the peanuts laying all the way down all stretched out.. they looked really, really tired? One of my cochins was doing it too. Some time between midnight and six this morning, the light went out. Today, I discover, the cochins are huddled and when I get the light on again, they waddle around, pecking and happy. The peanuts are sprawled out, dying. Four had decided to hog pile in the shallow water dish. A couple are just KO - no obvious reason. There is one making a valiant effort to regain his balance, but not doing so well. He was in the water dish when I found him. Now, we do have a cat, but she was locked in the basement for safety reasons. The dog is way too big, and the kids were sleeping. We handled all of them yesterday to pet and snuggle them. Gently. Can anyone help me? I have raised chicks before, but never have I had a tragedy like this. Why did all the peanuts in the box die, but my order, Plus the peanuts in the other container, Live?