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Unfortunately he did not make it. Just wouldn't eat. He went from being maybe 2/3 the size of the others to 1/2 in 24 hours. The others just eat eat eat. He just stood there. I may have over did it trying to help him. I need to figure what the balance of helping and keeping stress to a minimum is. He also kept getting poop hardened on his butt, and cleaning it off stressed him out, but I was afraid he would get constipated.  Of 50 chicks we lost two. I'm told this isn't bad, but I'm new to this, so not sure.