Hello, My name is Shelby and I am very curious to find out why my chicks are all of a sudden dying? We got our chicks at a auction (like the rest of ours) right now I have 13 wonderful chickens that are about a month old (buff cochin and sussex) and two ducks. This past weekend I decided it was time to get some new chicks. We came home with 7 beautiful barred rock chicks, no more than a couple of days old. When I got home, I noticed one of the chicks was gasping for air, unfortunately it died. However, since this past saturday I have had 2 more die and one that is about to die. Symptoms: Chicks will just gradually lay down, legs stretched or not and fall asleep. Housing: Rabbit cage with plenty of space and a heat lamp on them 24\\7. Our chicks are eating and drinking regularily and I have checked there bums for pasty butt and there is none. Also, we have found diarrhea in our cage? I have looked all over and researched about what to do and have found nothing. Does anyone have any advice? I came home with 7 and now have 4 left. PLEASE HELP!