I have NEVER had this happen before. I got 15 great looking Araucana chicks in May. One died of pasty butt. No biggy. 4 weeks ago I got rid of 7 extra cockerels. Left me with 2 cockerels, 5 pullets. Over the last week and a half, I have lost 1 cockerel and 2 pullets. I have no idea why. The first one was the cockerel. He acted poisoned one night when I put him up. Died the next morning. The 2 pullets are fine, then are dead in the coop in the morning. (not the same night) My KW chickens are right next to them, no problem with them. They free range a few hours in the afternoon but theres nothing they can get into. I waited so long for these chicks last year and looks like I may lose them all. I'm just getting over major surgery, money is VERY tight due to hospital bills and DH has brought up the divorce again.(He wanted me to have my surgery while I still had his insurance) I just don't need this now.