i got 12 eggs from down south...im in the Northern Territory Australia... and only 3 hatched. they are arucanas and they were doing fine but then 4 days ago one started to get a sticky eye. i picked up the chick and realised its crop was full of air. i got a crop needle and let the air out..trated the eye and thought nothing of it. the next day the other chick had a sticky eye, and the previous one was gasping and filling its crop with air again. i rushed the chick to the vets but it was too late the vet said their was nothing she could do for it...reluctantly and with a very heavy heart i gave the vet the permition to euthinise the chick. now i have two very sick chicks with this mistery illness. they have been wormed, they have been cleared of any mites and they are currently on antibiotics that wont clash with a powder called roni-vet for cangker)..sorry about spelling). but the chick has been on antibiotics for 2 days now and no improovment has happend. what illness would cause these syptoms: puffy, sticky eyes..., gasping for air and filling crop with air....,not eating or drinking very week....,unusual discharge around the inside of the mouth, not a plaqe but almost like yellow flem, keeps coming back over night. if you can help. please let me know what you think this illness is. from tegan.