DH went out to the henhouse this morning and found one of our OEG mixed breed pullets dead on the floor. She was still warm and had not shown any sign of being sick at all. When I got home he told me there were two more dying. The pullets are about five months old or so. We had had a bout of some sort if URI, but I haven't had any sick ones now for over a month - no sneezing or wheezing. I walked into the henhouse and sure enough, one of the OEGs was laying on her side. I thought she was dead - the other hens were just stepping all over her. I threw a few pieces of banana around, and the other pullet my hubby thought was dying earlier beat off some of the much larger hens and grabbed herself a couple of pieces. Somehow, I don't think there was anything wrong with her - she may have been indulging in a dust bath... I hope. The one that was laying on her side moved her head a bit - she wasn't dead yet. I picked her up and examined her as closely as I could. Crop is empty - she's nothing but skin and bones. No sign of mites - checked her head, under her wings and her vent very carefully. Vent was nice and clean. She's not wheezing - but she's definitely weak - she pecked at me a little, but not much. I've never tried nursing a chicken - until I got these recently there was no need to - didn't have any problems with disease before. I offered her a bit of water in my hand - she slurped it up. I thought - it can't hurt to try. If I do nothing - she will die. If I try and she dies anyway - I tried. I brought her in the house (got some wierd looks from DH) and put her in the bathtub. Got her some warm water to drink and turned the heater way up in there. I don't have any yogurt, but I read in some other threads about feeding them cat food. I only have dry cat food, but I do have a can of dog food. I got her a spoonful of that, and she practically attacked me!. She ate it all and drank some more water. No poop yet, but it's only been a few minutes. She's still standing all fluffed up and looks miserable and depressed. Poor baby! Is it possible that the larger hens are keeping some of the smaller ones away from the food to the point that the smaller ones are starving? I know some of my smaller ones are meaner than the big BO hens and have no problems putting them in their place, but I have a few OEG pullets that are a little more timid. Any advise will be appreciated!