I got in my order from Ideal yesterday and all the chicks seemed fine. We had a bit of an emergency last night described here, but when I woke up they were all running around happily acting perfectly normal again. My meat birds however (housed in a separate brooder) haven't been so fortunate. Nothing tragic has happened to them and yet they are dropping like flies! So far 7 have died. 1 layer chick died a bit ago, but I'm hoping the others won't follow. She was very small when she came in (not a bantam, just small.) so I wondered about her from the beginning. The meaties just keep dying! I woke up to 3 dead. I described their behavior here. Does anyone have any clue what's going on? I don't think I can take finding another dead baby! I called the hatchery and left a message. I'll talk to them tomorrow. Can anyone help?