I got my chicks today from my pet chickens. They looked great! I had gotten 5. I took them home and got them all set up. I'm a nanny so I had 2 of the 3 kids I watch with me and had to leave right away to take 1 to afternoon school. This is where things went horrible. I left the chicks in their brooder, a guina pig cage. It had a wire lid and seemed good. I also have 3 dogs, an akita, a pit bull and a husky. The dogs got to the chicks. I asked a friend to check on them for me since I wouldn't be home until 5:30. She called and said the brooder was torn apart. The heat lamp had burned a spot on our wood floor and the chicks were gone. She found 1 outside on the deck dead. We have a dog door so the dogs can come and go. I'm so upset and blaming myself. Why did I leave the dogs alone with them. I am just sick of heart. I'm going to get more chicks next week from the farmers coop. I'm lying to the kids I watch and say they are fine. It would break their hearts if they knew. They will be kept in the basement, the dogs are never allowed in there.