I did not have much time to spend with her this morning, but I did pop in to turn on her light, turn off the humidifier, and give her some yogurt. She really really likes yogurt!! She has not been eating a whole lot, so I kinda mixed in some chick starter with the yogurt. I figured the crumbles would be more appealing than the pellets, there isn't any reason I should NOT feed her chick starter is there? She seems a little perkier, but she is still has a very rattley chest and last night i noticed she had a runny nose. I try not to interact with her too much in the morning because I don't want to spread her crud to anyone else.
Last night we lost one of the smaller chicks that are only about a week old. The only signs any of them (only 2 so far) have seemed to be showing is just general lethargy. Most of them jump and run around when you put your hand in their cage, but a couple of them have been just standing there like they didn't feel good. I think that one either fell asleep and never woke up under the brooder light, or was weak and got trampled by the others, as there are 3 chicks in there that are a couple of weeks older and have really gotten big fast. I am thinking about sterilizing a large rubbermaid tub and transferring the smaller ones into it this afternoon until they get a little larger and I can get that cage cleaned really good.
Last night I took out another chick that seemed to be acting lethargic. I used a dropper to give her some electrolytes and a little bit of mash, then put her in a box with some handwarmers for the night. Midmorning (like 4 am) she started cheeping up a storm and seemed much spunkier, so hopefully she will survive. I just did not want her to get trampled or have to compete for food & drink with the others so I separated her. I am running out of places to put all these guys!! I have chickens in my bedroom (pasty butt babies i rescued from feed store) , chickens in the bathroom (isolation due to illness), chickens in the living room (My silkies), chickens under the carport (brooder babies), chickens in the back yard (ladies with leg injuries), and very few chickens in the chicken yard (the ones that actually lay!!) lol!
Thanks for all your help thus far!! I really feel like we may survive this after all!