I am new at this, this spring. I need some advice from experienced chicken people. I bought six, 5 week old, Americauna chicks from a guy in town that hatched them from eggs he bought from a guy in Anchorage. Over the past week and a half since I bought them, three have died. They start bleeding from the vent and die. It's not prolapsed vent, nothing swollen, red, or hanging out, and there's no pecking involved. I also bought twelve, two week old chicks from someone else, kept them separate from the older chicks, and they are doing fine. I paid $40 for those six chicks and they are like pets to me. Any ideas would be very, very appreciated.