Mama, you SAY it will be your last. I am going with another hatch by the end of September to mid October. No one ever says, "no more hatches this year" and means it.
I am so (sickeningly) sorry for the losses. It must keep you on edge just waiting to find another, checking constantly .... I hope it is just the weather. Sad as it is, a disease would be worse. Of course, that would get the chicks first, wouldn't it?
On a happy note, today is expansion day! The run is being expanded another 14 feet, and the chicks are leaving the brooder, and going into the new coop (the other side of a 12 X 12 shed that is divided in half. The new coop is 6 X 8). Everyone will be happy except me. All that work, and then scrubbing the brooder. If I can get .... I forget her name, but she has five extra pullets, and I am hoping to get rid of my extra roos, and get her pullets tomorrow. Then my chicken math will be done ... Until Chick Days @ TSC or someone has a chicken that needs saving. Darn! I better start building another coop.