I got six new birds from a breeder a week ago Sunday. I was overjoyed: Ive wanted show quality birds for the longest time. One is to be my showmanship bird. Well, imagine my suprise when they start sneezing the same night. Im mortified--as is the breeder. We're not sure why theyre doing this. I lost the two youngsters this weekend--the three month old babies..And Im wondering if their little bodies just couldnt take the stress/cold/climate change/respitory problem. Im heartbroken, and theres one more that acts ill. She reminds me of my old showmanship bird, and somehow that makes her very special to me. Ive drug her inside the housein a rabbit cage (dont tell anyone.....LOL) And she's very weak. I keep expecting to find her dead..but apparently she's a fighter. But SHE WEIGHS NOTHING. What should I do? I dont want to lose this one! I've named her, a rare priveledge among my chickens), and I dont want Dahlia to die. I just made a concoction of gatorade and water (what i do when i get new chicks as well). And she's drinking it on her own just fine. I got a greek yogurt and she's lapping it off a spoon. Any other recomendations. I have this "new alternative to terramyacin stuff" antibiotic..but I dont want to give it as im afraid it will clear her up enough but make her a carrier of whatever this is. I have some Vet Rx too but Im afraid it will do the same thing. WHAT SHOULD I DO? ANY SECRETS FOR MAKING A PAPERWEIGHT BIRDIE WELL? And am I the only one who gives gatorade?