I had an americauna and a barred rock baby in our brooder with two runner ducklings. We were planning on separating them once we got our split brooder finished this weekend. We just got them last friday, they were a day old. We cleaned the box at least twice a day, made sure everyone was warm enough, and didn't let the brooder get wet or gross (as ducks are apt to do) knowing that chicks are more delicate than bouncy duck babies. Well the americauna died yesterday. Truth be told, I kinda called this one. She acted...sleepy...since day 1. Not really sickly, but this is my first time raising chickens and I didn't really know what to look out for. We did handle her a bit. I try to get my birds used to human contact early on. Could this have hurt her? Could being with the ducks have hurt her? Should I fear for poor, lonely Shoes? We're going to pick up another chick this weekend. And she seems much spunkier than her counterpart. Did I kill my baby?