I've lost a chick to something-I think a neighborhood cat. It could not get the bird out so it left it there but scared the others pretty bad. This was a weaker Delaware chick who had its throat smushed pretty bad. I had just started to leave the side room open so the birds would get some sun and constant fresh air along with getting use to the noise of outside. Just yesterday a blue jay swooped down on them as they snoozed in a raised bed while I was cleaning out the brooder scaring them pretty bad. But to have one killed in their safe spot is just un-nerving and ticked me off badly. It will be weeks before I feel comfortable enough to put them out again. My war originally was with the Blue jays who also mess up the grapes but now it is ON with the feral cats. I assume by its labored breathing that my Amerucana/EE is very sick. I've tried the usual methods that work for my previous pet birds, myself yet nothing has worked. Sigh....bad start, man.