Paper towels can work or a piece of ½” x ½” hardware cloth covering the entire floor of the cage. You could sprinkle shavings to help with easy clean up. You said the chicks are in a “cage”.
Make sure you have provided a good heat source and that they can move as close or as far as they need to regulate their body temperature. Be sure there are no drafts as this can quickly reduce chick body temperature and be another cause of weakness.
Until they grow in their hard feathers, with enough down beneath, little chicks are unable to hold adequate heat in their bodies. They must have an artificial source or mother hen to run to when they feel too cold.
It would be unusual for such young chicks to have any disease, unless there was some kind of contamination of the incubator or brooder.
Make sure their food source is clean and fresh and check the bag for signs of mold or a bad smell. Some chicken feeds contain animal fats and if these go rancid they could cause a problem for such little chicks.
You didn’t say if the hen these eggs came from is in your care. If she is, make sure she has a good source of calcium in addition to her regular feed.
Layer feed is often adequate, but a good breeder feed can supply better nutrition. Calcium for hens, in the form of oyster shell or other made for hens, should be continuously supplied, kept clean and dry. If your hens aren’t eating the form you have, try another until you find one they like.
I hope this helps!
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