One of my 3 day old silkies just passed away. This afternoon I noticed that it had white stringy poo trailing from it's rear end and I thought it might be pasting up so I cleaned it's rear and put it back in the brooder. Today was my daughter's high school graduation so I was quite busy most of the day but the chicks all seemed to be acting okay when I peeked in on them. I know for sure yesterday it was acting perfectly normal. A few minutes ago I noticed it was laying there gasping for air so I took it out and got some sugar water and got it to drink a tiny bit but after a minute or two I tried to give it more and it couldn't drink. Within five minutes it was gone. My brooder is at about 96 degrees on the side with the heat lamp, there is fresh water and I am feeding Purina chick starter that I put in the blender to break down the size of the crumbles because they seemed too big for the tiny silkies. Any ideas why this happened and anything I should be doing for the rest of the babies? This is my second time raising chicks and I am so sad that I lost one. Poor thing, I just held it and tried to soothe it until it passed away in my hands.