I just recieved my second batch of chicks today, this time from Welp. They are doing incredibly well, they hatched Wednesday and so were two days in transit. All 53 were alive and full of energy. They ate and drank a ton and went through the gel pack I mixed for them. They are so different from the ones I got last week, who I have had nothing but problems with. The ones I got last week were shipped and recieved the very same day but were not doing so well when I got them. One was dead on arrival and a couple died very shortly after. They were not all that interested in their food or water (after I dipped their beaks in the water) and still aren't that motivated. They have always been very lethargic. They have grown considerably but I have lost alot of them and I have no idea why. The first day I found 4 dead in the brooder, the next day I lost another 4 or 5 and so it goes. I have done everything I was told to do and I contacted the hatchery and they said they had no idea what it could be, we went over all the variables and were stumped. I continued to lose 1 a day after that and lost one more this morning. However, I do have to wonder if it wasn't this particular group of chicks that weren't the problem after seeing the chicks I got today and how different they are behaving. Its like apples and oranges. I really hope I have better luck with these.