I got them from Meyers hatchery. They were supposed to hatch and ship on Monday night. I got them on Thursday. They were so small. My little rooster was almost dead. I wrapped him in warm clothes. My wife got a little water and gro gel in him. I massaged his stomach for an hour(praying the whole time). I repeated the process that evening. He was well the next day. He was the smallest chicken I ever saw. One of the hens had neck spasms. I wrapped her in warm cloths and massaged her neck for 30 minutes. I repeated the process 3 times that night. She was well the next day. They were all so tiny, I thought they had sent bantams. I was told I could expect to lose one or two. That is why I began what I learned as a child as I was told oatmeal would guarantee that you will not lose one. I have babied these chicks. I have sat with them for hours at the time. I give them treats but they eat a lot of their organic chicken starter mixed with chick grit and a bit of diatamaceous earth. For 3 weeks their water had probiotics and electrolytes. They still drink purified water just like I drink. When I let them in their run, I stay with them 2 hours. When I go back in their house they follow me in. I sit with them in the house as well for about 30 minutes 3 times a day. They are under a heat lamp. They have a brooder heater and an electric heater controled by thermostat. They have roosts which they get on inside their house and in their run. They have wood floors in their house with rubber mats on top of them which I wash daily. I wash their waterer every other day with clorox and water. I give them fresh water and food daily. A couple of times each day I have had oatmeal and/or grits in my hand teaching them to eat from my hand and to come up to my lap to eat from my hand. I have most that I scratch their back and/or rub their neck. They are healthy and happy. My goal is to have the healthiest happiest chickens I can. I want to keep them laying and living a long time. When they quit laying they will just be pets. No slaughter for them. I just want to do right by them.