It seems to me that a lot of people here every day are chasing their chickens around, trying to diagnose one thing or another. Some folks are trying to feed them this and that hoping for some kind of result. They worry about each feather and they way the bird walks or acts. They are all worried about their poop and runny little noses. There's death in numbers. Sometimes chickens up and die for any number of reasons, or even for no apparent reason at all . Bury them, throw them away, and quit fretting about it, it happens. Most of you aren't aviary vets, and most folks here aren't either. I leave my birds free to be birds. I don't chase them around trying to pick each one up for inspection all the time. I feed them, water them, and am grateful for every egg they give me. If they're off by a few one day, they'll make it up in a day or two, or maybe a few. I don't run to adjust their diet, or try to find a medicine to cure something they don't have. Birds aren't perfect. You get the sniffles, I get the sniffles, they also get the sniffles. No reason to run to the vet and spend your hard earned cash. Leave them alone. Throw them a treat every now and then, or make them a toy. They'll keep busy being chickens, and doing what chickens do. They don't need a darned Mariachi band to keep them entertained. And they certainly don't need to be handled every day. Do you want to be handled and inspected every day? I'll bet you might quit producing eggs too. Birds are just like you and me. They naturally want to be well, and will be most times if left alone, unless the whole flock is afflicted with something. They're food. Not pets. They produce food, and they are food. The sooner this is realized, the less neurotic you will be about your chickens. Don't be neurotic, and on behalf of the birds, just leave them alone.