A little over a week ago I got some new chicks. I have 12 girls outside already. One of the chicks was sick and so I was giving medication and doing what I could to help "her". One night I woke up and checked on them. She had died. The day before I cleaned the brooder (large rubbermaid type thing). I took it outside and cleaned it with a mild soap (can't remember the brand) rinsed it and dried it. When I was rinsing it I thought " I have a sick chick (all the others are fine) what am I going to do with this water?" So I poured it in the trash can. This is my question: Could my big girls get sick if I let them free range in the area I washed the chick brooder in?" I purchased 6 chicks and only 1 died. The others look great. I noticed the one that died looked sickly when I brought "her" home. Is there anything I could/should do to clean up the area? I believe my sick chick had a respitory problem.