I'm not sure what we're doing wrong. We lost 3 in the first 48 hours (they arrived Monday morning), and I attributed that to the stress of going through the mail. Then we lost another yesterday, and one more while we slept last night. We started out with 26, now we seem to be losing them left and right. At this rate, I won't have any left by the end of the month! All of our laying chicks are doing great (aside from a bit of pasty bottom that we promptly took care of). They are in separate brooders and eating different feed. The layers are on a medicated starter feed (Nutrena), the broilers are on a locally mixed higher protein feed. The heat lamps had been keeping the temp. at 98 or so, the corners of the brooder were staying around 80 (during the day, it gets colder at night). We had 2 lamps in with the meaties, but thought they might be getting too hot, so we turned one of them off (now it's staying around 95 with the corners at 65-ish). The water has "Broiler Booster" added, and we had added sugar for the first 24 hours. Everything was disinfected and dried before the chicks arrived. They all seemed fine when I checked on them last night before going to bed (2:30 - I'm a bit of a night owl), but one was dead this morning. They also seemed fine yesterday morning before I went to work (8:00), but my wife had one of them die right in front of her later that morning (9:30 or so). Is it normal to lose them after a few days of being fine, or are we missing something? Any suggestions are appreciated.