Hello all! I am extremely proud to say that I have successfully hatched out 8 of 12 eggs in my first attempt at incubating chicken eggs! Postal eggs and all! I had assumed that the hardest part was over but after losing one of my darlings to what I suspect was a slipped tendon; I am now faced with the challenge of what could possibly be a respiratory illness developing in one of my 8 chicks. I have 4 Australorps and 4 Barnevelders. One of the Australorps has since day one been extremely larger then any of the other chicks and has continued to be so for the week after their hatch - coincidently she is the one showing signs of illness. She will shake her head occasionally, she lays down and sleeps more than the others and upon further inspection I could hear when I placed my ear close to her, a strange occasional clicking/rasping noise coming from her although the noise didn't seem to be in sync with her breathing. I've seen her sneeze once or twice as well as wipe her face often on the ground. The other chicks aren't showing any of these signs and all (including the sick one) are happy to eat, forage and drink. She isn't showing any signs of mucus or gunk coming from her beak, nose, ears or eyes. Is there any type of medication the chicks can receive even if they aren't infected? Just to be on the safe side? I live a long way away from where I can get anything to help them and anything I order in the mail will take a week for it to arrive. I'm thinking I ought to get something ordered soon in case it is a respiratory problem but the problem is, I don't know what I'll need! Any advice anyone has would be extremely appreciated! Being my first hatch I'm watching the chicks like a hawk so perhaps I'm just being dramatic! Nevertheless, any suggestions anyone has would be soaked up like a sponge!