WARNING long post. I have had so many chicken woes.This is my first time owning chickens and I feel that I have had the absolute worst luck possible. I started out with 7 chicks from RK in April. At 2 weeks old one chick somehow injured his leg and it was sticking out at an odd angle. I thought he would be okay but his leg progressively got worse to where he could barely get around. He finally gave up and I found him dead in the coop today. We then had a coop break in by a predator and it killed two of my chickens (including my prized lavender hen). Next i got some chickens from a local breeder and two of them ended up with what sounded like a cold. I isolated them and gave them antibiotics; by the third day of antibiotics they seemed completely recovered. Although they are still in isolation and have been for over a week, Then we had a baby chick that seemed like a runt and did not grow and ended up dying. Another chick about 2 weeks old just died suddenly without apparent cause. Now today my fiance just went outside to check on the chickens and my buff brahma was not acting right. They usually come running to us but she just sat there. She seems a little lethargic and dazed. I have been putting Corid in their water because I thought I saw some bloody poop a week ago. I thought maybe it was the heat because it has been pretty hot the last couple of days. We brought her inside in the air conditioning and fed her some sugar water and a menagerie of different things trying to get her to eat; pineapple, chick feed mixed with water, scrambled eggs. I have now had 5 chickens die by various means; is it always this hard to raise chickens???? Or am I just extremely unlucky? I am at my wits end and just heartbroken because I get to know all of my chicks and have named each one and know their personalities.