OK this is a bit long but here goes. My baby chicks kept dying this past 6-9 months and some juvies too. For no reason. I went through the gamut trying different meds ect... finally I had enough and sent one in to have a necropsy. The diagnosis came back that it was most likely "oral thrush" of the mouth and throat. It was too painful for them to eat so they just wasted away. Here's the kicker though... For about 1-1/2 years I have had thrush also and recurrent yeast infections. I've used medicine and it gets a little better but never goes away. After research I found that this can be transmitted from bird to human fairly easily. I took a short trip about two weeks ago, and everything cleared up. Tongue normal, all other symptoms normal. I came back and cleaned all the waterers and feed containers on Sunday and this afternoon, the thrush is back. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM? My gut says that the chickens need to go, this just isn't coincidental anymore. But I was hoping to find out if anyone else had this and how do I get it out of the ground where I am sure it is. Oxine everything over and over? I would greatly appreciate any input (as long as you don't call me crazy) Thanks!