We have flock of 5 that is about 1 1/2 year old. We obtained 3 baby chicks on Easter this past Spring (breed- Easter eggers that lay the colored eggs); they have not started laying yet although this should be about the time that they do. 2 weeks ago, 1 of the chicks was laying around and then died the next day. Odd. Yesterday, the 2nd one was laying around and we found it dead this AM. I feel so sad for this 3rd one b/c she hasn't bonded with the original flock. My question is- WHY are my birds dying? the older chickens are not pecking them or anything. How would I know if they are sick? Did I just get a bad batch of baby chicks? I wasn't sure if this was normal to have chicks die! We had such success with our 1st flock. they are all very healthy.