I just had a chick pass away in my hand and I am beside myself. I tried SO hard to get her to live. I got 4 chicks from a family farm about a week and a half ago, and the two more from a swap at a local feed store last Saturday. One of the feed store swap chicks was sick with Cocci. I took her to the vet, they put her on meds and gave me meds for the others to take. Thank goodness none of the others are showing signs! The sick one (Nikki was her name, she was a Leghorn), seemed to perk up mid week, gave me so much hope! then today, she would not wake up, would not eat...I was giving her water with a dropper but that was all I could get into her. she just passed away in my hand about 45 minutes ago...I am so freaking sad! I love all my animals and feel like I failed her! So I joined BYC, simply because I feel there are some kindred souls here that might know what I am going through...I love all the info I get from reading these forums, thank you all so much for sharing your knowledge!