I've got a four week old chick that I'm not sure what happened, found her laying in the brooder a couple of days ago and at first it looked like she might be dead, but she was still breathing. She's smaller than most of the other baby chicks, so next I thought she might have been trampled, still possible that's the case. I can't identify any specific injuries, however she's weak and doesn't seem to be eating or drinking on her own, of course making her weaker.
Last night I decided to mix some feed with some water into a paste and then feed her with a food injector type syringe, without the needle of course. She's still with us this morning and she pooped last night for the first time since separating her. She might even seem a bit stronger this morning.
Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how much food I should try and feed her and how often? I obviously want to feed her, not stuff her.