We got our 18 newly hatched chicks last Friday the 5th.... so the y are now exactly 1 week old (hatched on the 3rd) They all arrived perky and seemingly healthy... 2 days later, we had one that started crying alot and found she has a slight prolapse... then Yesterday morning, I found one of my favorite Aracauna chicks dead, and a few hours later, the smallest of the Australorps died. I called My daughters 4-H leader and she said it was probably from the new brand of wood shaving I was using, and to use only newspapers for a few days to be sure they weren't eating them, and go back to our "old brand". Now-- My Buff Turken Chick has a BADLY impacted crop-- we've tried massage as well as olive oil & water, but how to get it into such a TINY chick!? Is it ALLWAYS this complicated and heartbreaking with new chicks?? Both our previous batches were 2 weeks old when we got them, so didn't have these problems.