We purchased our first six little chicks in April! We had 3 Barred Rock and 3 Rhode Island Reds. Ended up taking one of the Rocks back that evening, as it seemed she was having some vent issues (couldn't poop, no feathers around vent). RKO was nice enough to give us a replacement. Just lost one of our Reds last week. No idea what it was, other than a very strange case of wry neck, maybe? I noticed that she wasn't getting up to eat and drink with the others, and she didn't move when I reached into the coop to do anything - the others were scattering. I also noticed that her head was not up, in the normal way... it's difficult to explain. Brought her in, put her in her own little "hospital". She seemed anxious to eat and drink, so I felt a bit better. But the next day, her neck would pull her head down, almost underneath her. She wouldn't eat and drink as much, even when I would put her beak right in the bowl. We started treating all of the chicks for coccidia at this point, but I still had no idea what was going on. Looked up wry neck online, began doing what I could for that. But by the next day, she wouldn't eat or drink even if I put her beak right in it. Her head was going so far underneath her that she would flip over. We ended up taking her to a vet to have her euthanized. I just had no idea what to do for her, and I felt so bad. Now I'm paranoid! I'm watching all my other chickens very closely, checking on them several times a day. I had no idea that raising chickens would be so stressful! They are about 6-8 weeks old. I think they were all varying ages when we got them. The Reds are the oldest, and they look so pretty already. They've been in their new coop outside for about a week and a half. They LOVE to get out into the run and play and scratch and peck! And they will NOT go back upstairs into the coop at night! I've tried everything - bribing with treats, leaving them outside until it's absolutely dark, turning on the light inside, leaving the light off inside - EVERYTHING! And I still have to go out and physically put them inside every night! I know for certain that two of them know how to go back up the ramp - I guess they just don't know that they are supposed to go inside the coop to sleep at night! :-/ Any help or advice for a new chicken owner would be appreciated. I really have gotten some useful information from this site. Thanks!!