Well I started out with four Light Brahma hens and an "oops" Brahma Rooster. Along with a one-legged ISA hen named Uno. Things went downhill when coyotes took two of my hens from me.. but things started looking up when Mama had 6 chicks last spring! Ladyslipper was a great dad and kept his little flock in check. Then things went sour again. One little baby disappeared in the afternoon, leaving behind four sisters and a brother. I was excited for the little boy - hoping that he'd grow up to be as sweet and friendly as his father! But then he and his sister disappeared as well. Ladyslipper, Ma, Aunty, three baby girls, and Uno was all that was left. I can handle that. A small, happy flock. Until a little girl began to get weak, started coughing, and died. Time to move to a new place! No coyotes, nice farm, and new beginning!! ..And then another little one began to get sick. Falling over, weakness, and finally a seizure, bringing her to her end. Ladyslipper, Ma, Aunty, Uno, and little Dinera left. And then a dog decided to come into the picture. Ladyslipper sacrificed himself bravely to save his little family. Dinera went missing overnight and I had lost all hope. The dog probably got her too.. And then Joy!! She returned in the morning unharmed! Sad, sad little flock of girls. And then Dinera started getting weak. Falling over. She's in the house getting fluids and some TLC. But with just Ma, Aunty, and Uno left in their coop, I'm thinking about finding them homes. I can't find an answer to this stupid illness and fate seems to hate me. Anyone have any advice? Or want a couple beautiful Brahmas? .. Don't want to let go of Uno but she'd be happier in a better home.. I've had her for three years and the others I had for two years.. With Ladyslipper gone (MY FAVORITE ROOSTER!!!) it all seems hopeless.