We got 5 chicks from a breeder yesterday and one of our 5 won't eat or drink. He is trying to peck at the container, but pecks the red and not the food or water. We are dipping his beak, but he is weak and doesn't seem well. We called the breeder and she said to let him die. It's nature. She said that's why she gave us a free chick. Time to tell my kids he's a lost cause. Is there anything I can do for hiim? We have been dipping his beak and there are electrolytes in the water. I wanted to add, there were several chicks there at the breeder that looked sickly. She said they were new and that is why, but they looked really bad. Could this be illness? He doesn't have pasty butt, but you can see where his cord was attached. Is that normal? Any suggestions?