I have two sick birds. I contacted a vet at the NC State poulty science center. She thinks it is most likely a resp. virus. I have done some reading on poultry viruses, and they all seem awful, and the bird usually ends up as a carrier, so basically my flock would always be infected. Is this true of ALL poultry viruses? Is it always one of these bad ones, or are some of them treated, and then gone? I asked her this too, so will let ya'll know what she says but I am sure I won't hear from her until Monday. I am sure there are a few people on here who know a lot about viruses. I am just so worried about my chicks.