Hi there! Houston we have a problem! Three of my silkies have passed. One last week and two yesterday. They are only about 1-2 weeks old. It is possible for two to have be related to pasty butt. However, I thought I caught it early enough. Washed them and they popped and seemed fine but still died day or two later. Is that likely the cause? They acted funny though, walking or not walking and loosing balance. The third was perfectly fine and just seemed to get ill suddenly within an matter of hours and die. The third one had no pasty butt. No symptoms. Went from great to not moving and labored breathing, or beating quickly like a pant but no sound. The third was the runt if you will. Very Tiny. As I noticed this shift with him I separated it and kept it warm. It ended up shaking a few times lying on its back just like a seizure.. then died immediately. I take care of them well. They are indoor in a tote and have plenty of food and water, bedding changed every so often. Pine shavings, lime under and a little DE added to the mix today. What all of these did have in common is that they all did the funny walking thing and became lethargic and died suddenly. There is no blood and no signs that I am seeing. Everyone seems happy and healthy. Then wham! SO i got panicked after scouring the internet that it may be cococidiosis. Contacted the breeder that I purchased them from and she assured me that it was nothing like that. She told me that I probably had them too hot being indoors and using a red hat bulb. She said pasty butt was a sign of that. She advised me to remove the lamp and do a regular bulb. She sad that none of hers have ever had and that she would never sell if she did. I believer her she is honest and extremely helpful. She loves her chickens and is good to them. Me however, I just feel so panicked by the whole thing. I don't want to loose anymore. My frizzle started acting questionable this morning. My daughter keeps telling me its fine. At this point should I treat them for anything as a preventative? What is the down side tot that if they don't have it and will it harm the or egg laying in the future? I have tetracycline from a Vet and I can get corid from tractor supply I'm told. I have 18 chickens outside in a coop and run and have never lost one. So this is new to me, also a new breed. The others have not come into contact with these in the house. Should I have them vaccinated? I have always fed medicated chick starter as well. I read up on Mareks I believe, and that doesn't seem to fit the bill but the fact that they seemingly go immobile is worrisome.. also just a sign of dying or a regular sick chick. I am afraid doing nothing will result in me loosing more or wiping all of them out. I don realize that these things sometimes happen and it is what it is.. and it could have been a result of pasty butt or the other one being weak and then a seizure? But it acted sick for a few hours before that. Immediately I gave the two yesterday electrolytes in a syringe in their beak. Then I wondered if i did too much or chocked them and it was my faulkt they died? They both panted and made a weird noise like a clicky sound. Again were showing signs something was up befroe thatas why I gave it to them. Am I being too fussy? i know I probably sound so scattered and crazy right now. I am frazzled and don't want to be the cause for loosing them!