I lost my first chick today. I went to fill the meaties feeder and noticed one didn't run to the food like the other little piggies. He was extremely weak. So I took him inside and tried to get him warm and some sugar water to get him going a bit, but he passed in my arms. I flipped the little guy over to check and make sure there was no heart beat, and I could see his keel bone. His crop though was REALLY full even though he wouldn't have had any food since last night. Y I didn't quite feel up to cutting him open this early in the morning, but I strongly suspect he had a impacted or sour crop. It felt like pebbles, not one solid mass, but not really liquid either. I feel bad I didn't notice it before he got so sick, but I haven't given the meaties the attention the girls get. Mostly so I don't get too attached. I do wonder how long it took for him to get thin... I didn't notice it from above... Just when I flipped him over. They are about 3 weeks old. The others seem healthy though I'm gonna go inspect them one by one once it's a bit more light. Just wanting to see if other opinions match my own. 3 weeks - 27 chicks - 1 loss I should probably feel better about my success than I do at this moment.