Our barn is cold. We're a little like Little House on the Prairie, no electric in the barn, no running water, nothing. So far, everyone had been doing quite well. The weather warmed a few days ago and I had my fingers crossed we were in the clear until the next cold snap. Yesterday, we found one dead scovy. Today, another. No injuries, just dead. Both had been acting "slow" the night's prior, but it was dark and cold so I didn't think much of it. This afternoon, while taking out the buckets of hot water to unfreeze the waterer, I noticed that one of them was sitting near the entrance to the building and chirping. She's lame on one leg and her belly was covered in ice. All I could think to do was bring her in and set her in a tepid bath. She's happily swimming around, pecking at little crumbs of bread I threw in to keep her occupied. Not a sign of trouble with her leg to be seen. The two that died were female (I'm fairly certain, they're only 5 months old) and the smallest. The larger ones don't seem to have a single problem yet. They sit around in the snow with my Pekins and don't mind any of it one bit. Two questions then 1. What is going on with her? Did she just get chilled/weak? 2. Can I - for a few days - put her in the brooder with the month old scovies I was given or will that cause massive problems?