Hi everyone, first post so I'll do a small intro. I've been lurking for almost 2 years now but never registered because anytime I've had a question I've found a related thread to it. I've been raising my own meat birds for 2 years now and thoroughly enjoy it for many reasons, one of them being I like to know they are healthy as can be before they are butchered. But here is my issue. Last week I came home from work to find one of my birds (they are all cornish X) very lethargic, breathing heavy, and his comb and waddle were a red/grey instead of the normal bright red. I was supposed to feed and water and head out of town (I also have a bird sitter, so they are checked on often when I am gone) shortly after getting off work so I didn't have time to research what this was. I butchered him, put him in the freezer and left. This morning I noticed one who was in similar shape but not so bad. Had to go to work but would look into when I got home. Came home and he was pretty bad. Can't pick up his head. I am going to butcher him because he seems to be more miserable than any bird I've had thats been sick or wounded. Also, the one that I butchered before this one had a smaller than normal heart that was also surrounded with a sac and filled with fluid. His organs were also lighter colored than normal. A little more info: I ordered from Murray McMurray and DID NOT vaccinate for Marek's Disease or Coccidiosis.