Hi I'm new here too - my chicks arrived three weeks ago today. We got 15 broilers, 2 Americaunas, 4 Wyandottes, and a free mystery chick. I lost 3 chicks in the first 3 days. Everything has been going well since then and the broilers are getting huge. They also look like they have diarrhea so I tried washing in the warm water as suggested here. Not very easy, but it helped. My problem is this afternoon I found one of the ones with a nice washed butt dead. Could I have stressed it out? I cleaned out the brooder - a wading pool surrounded by wire fencing - and discovered they haven't been scratching and aerating the shavings very well. Could it have died from bacteria? I feel so bad. This is my first time with chickens. The broilers are in a wading pool and my layers are separate in a horse trough. The layers have no problems and poop looks more normal, but the broilers are more poopy. All the chickens look healthy and are learning to cluck and have a good appetite. I was really surprised to find one dead. Any ideas?