I am having trouble with my baby black orps. We hatched them from eggs we recieved through the mail. Between 2 seperate batches we have had 6 blacks die. 2 in the shell, one at 2 days old, one in my arms at 4-5 weeks old, the 5th one at 8 weeks old, and the last was 9 weeks. The first to die was the one in my arms, he was from the first batch of eggs. He was fine all day, then in the evening he started limping. We brought him in, and put him under a light. Didn't eat or drink, just wanted to sleep. He did make a cooing noise, trilling, something new. By the next night he died. No runny nose, no bloody stool, poo seemed normal. Then one week later, one of the new ones started limping. Right leg forward, but she was very alert. Couldn't get to the feed and water by her self so we held her up. She was isolated, under her own lamp. At the time she was only 3 weeks old. A little runt chick that sat so low to the ground that when she pooped it stuck to her and we had to clean her butt for the first week. She ended up with a bald butt. After a week she was fine. Limping a little but walking and getting stonger every day. Then at 8 weeks she started getting lethargic, didn't want eat or drink. We made up a mesh and I syringe fed her, both water and food, for 3 days. Her poo was watery, white and dark green. She then passed away. Then just last night, our last black was making the same cooing, trilling noise as the first. I commented to my husband that he was making the same noise as the first and he said maybe its a boy thing. He was fine. Not lethargic at all. Running around and playing, catching bugs in the backyard. This morning he was dead. From hatching, these babies have been feed medicated feed, we put apple cidar vinegar in their water, and they run free for several hours in the yard. Wandering into the garden (no chemicals are sprayed in the garden, we have cats and children that run in and out of it all day and refuse to take a chance that they could injest anything) and getting all the tomatoes they wanted. At this point its just the blacks. The buff (whom we bought from the feed store at 2 days old, and she is now 4 1/2 months old) is fine. The blues are great, so are the lavendars. We also have a california white and black sexlink. These 2 we got with the buff. If anybody knows what we might be dealing with, please help. We don't want to lose more. Like most people we thought they were just birds, but quickly found they are our favorite pets. Please help.