Man, I hope I didn't sound to panicky in my title there! LOL Anyway, I'm a first time chicker owner ("Chickeneer"? LOL) And I have a problem. We bought 30 broilers about 6 weeks ago, and up until this last week, they've all been happy and seemingly healthy. However, a couple days ago, I noticed that one of them seemed to lack any motivation. It was sitting in the mud, out in the rain, while the rest of the chickens were inside. I took that chicken out of the rest of the pack, and I put her in her own little box with bedding, food, water, and a mirror to keep her company. Anyway, over the last two days, two more chicks have developed this condition, and there's one I'm keeping my eye on (It still moves around with the others, but when it finds food/grit/whatever to pick at, it plops down). So, what's going on? Is it an illness? Genetic problem? I've got the three bad ones together for now. They seem to be eating and drinking, but I had to literally plop them in front of the waterer and pour food between them and the waterer so they could get to it without moving. I put antibiotics in the water to give them an extra boost, and I added it to the water for the healthy chickens and our 3 week old layers, just to be safe. Am I doing something wrong here? Maybe I'm not feeding them enough, or maybe I'm feeding too much? Here's what we're dealing with: We have 29 broilers (the dog got one when we first got them). They're about 6-7 weeks old. They have fresh water on a daily basis, and I feed them probably about a full gallon pitcher of grain a day. Additionally, they have some area for grazing as well. I'll admit to not always remembering to put grit in with their food, but more often than not I make sure to do this, plus, the ground cover out in their pen has some loose gravel as well. okay, enough from me. Your turn. Ideas? Thanks so much in advance!