We live in Auckland NZ and we now have 16 chickens ( known by friends as the crazy chicken lady !!)
We started with 4 day old shavers for my son's school Ag day and adopted 2 eggs that hatched, followed soon by Henny Penny who ran out in front of my car so I took him/her home. Then came my special 6 year olds Christmas request of an incubator that he used finally to hatch 6 more chickens , closely followed by 3 more shavers from someone selling their chickens off.
The chickens all belong to my 6 year old Autistic son and he loves them all so much. He looks after them and talks to them everyday, he cleans them out and collects the eggs which he sells to raise money for his dream 50cc motor cross bike
We have lots of questions but this is the most pressing-
One of the baby chicks seems very small and doesn't seem to be like the others , she panics and runs around heaps. She won't eat unless I take her to the food and she holds head twisted sometimes and squalks a lot.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions .