Hello everybody, I'm new to raising chickens and to this forum. I've had a small flock for 2 or 3 years and aside from predators have had no problems until now. I've just lost my third chicken in a month. The first one, a rooster, showed symptoms of respiratory distress for a few days before dying. The second, a hen, showed no symptoms (that I observed), disappeared one day and was found dead the next (about a week ago) near the coop. No visible injuries. The third died last night. She was acting puny for a day or so before dying. Again, no visible injuries. Needless to say I'm getting concerned. Should I report this to anyone? I'm scared to because I'm afraid they'll say I have to destroy my remaining 5 chickens. Can I doctor the chickens myself? Where does one get the materials for doctoring? How do I know what it is? I'm thinking I will have to let it run its course and then start over with a new flock after disinfecting the coop or building a better one. But I hate to lose my remaining chickens. We hand-raised four of them and of course love them dearly. Can anybody help with advice? Thanks in advance.