Checked the chicks this morning and all was well. Then after the kids got home from school my daughter spotted one of our splash bantam cochins feet sticking out of the metal rabbit feeder we have grit in. It had wedged its way up inside the feeder and died.... I feel terrible! Then we have a black cochin who has not been gaining or growing but up until today has acted normal. Then today she was rather lethargic, went out this evening and she was dying. I just held her and massaged her as she passed. Very sad. I know, chicks die, I am a tough ranch girl, and this should not bother me right? But its a life lost and it makes me sad. After losing all our cochin eggs I am feeling a bit down. The rest of the flock seems to be doing well and growing, so I hope we continue that direction.