I have seriously had crap luck with chickens. Have 3 jersey Giants an astralorp and four ameracauna babies with horrible respiratory and eye infections. (Separate pen) the ameracaunas had cocci at four days old even though they'd never been outside!!!! I have an unknown, think sultan? Three fayoumis one with "ulcers" on her face. All my babies get to free range all day on an acre. Only one bird lays, a barred rock, lays daily. Her female counterpart is actually a male. Got those from a lady told they were Marans. Yep Not! Have five hens from a guy who claims they all used to lay. They don't anymore. Then there are the other random issues.. One died three weeks ago, no symptoms. One died two weeks ago aparrent heart attack, have had her since day old....hard on me. One died last week of Mareks, terrible to watch. Yes we are super clean, their bedding is clean and they live in a beautiful environment with loving Kids, 4,7,9 years old. And now I have a RI red eating everything in site, not laying, but her breast bone is so skinny I could grab and hold it. It's awful. I'm so discouraged. I've given her ground chicken, yogurt, veggies, you name it. I can not lose another bird. Ok sorry first post!