I've been having a hard time with my first batch of baby chicks. Originally I had 5 chicks, all from a March 1st hatching date. Brought home on Sunday 1 Buff Orpington 2 'Ameraucanas' (likely Easter Eggers) 1 Black Cochin 1 Blue Cochin After one night at home, the black cochin passed away quite quickly on Monday. She was very weak, so I tried to dip her beak in water to get some fluid into her. I also put a drop of Nutri-Drench on her beak. She was too weak to eat though, and she passed away while I was trying to nurse her back to health. Within 3 days, the blue cochin was looking weak as well. She couldn't walk very well and was very stumbly. She also would pull one leg up and would not put any weight on it, but it didn't look injured. I had to shield her from the other chicks while she ate, but I was glad she was eating. By Thursday afternoon, she had passed away as well. On Friday, I bought two more chicks, another blue and a black cochin. Well, the blue is doing well, but the poor little black was always looking a little shy and timid. She was eating and drinking, but tonight, Sunday, she just sat under the heat pad. When I picked her up, her eyes were half closed. I couldn't believe another one was dying. She was fine earlier today. I put a drop of nutri-drench on her beak, and tried to get her to drink some water. I held her, and within minutes she gave a stretch and passed away. I don't know why the cochins are giving me so much trouble. The other three are crazy strong and active. The blue is doing fine for now, but if anything happens to her, I will just be so dissapointed. I think the bigger ones were picking on the weaker little ones, but I can't believe they just up and died.