I just got 10 chicks from a very well-known breeder the other day. I know they came from a good healthy place. The 2nd morning I went down to the brooder in the basement, plenty of room, plenty of warmth but plenty of space to get out of the heat lamp, plenty of food and water with minerals and vitamins, even gave each one a small drop of PolyViSol when I notice the first one was getting weak. So, I went down and saw the first sickie on its back and gasping. I picked it up and put it on its feet again, gave it the drops, made sure it got a little water and left. I came back later and it had died. It was not trampled or anything, just laying there dead. Now, I have a Standard Brahma who has been the healthiest looking chick and has been running around and barging in on the food and water and doing just great. Then this morning, it was laying on its back gasping too. What gives? What would cause these perfectly healthy little fluff balls to just turn downhill? Any thoughts, please share. I did look into Congential Tremors, but that doesn't seem to fit, there are no tremors or twitching of any kind, just the gasping. When I pick them up they can walk a little and wobble and can start to cheep a little too. Thanks for any ideas.