Whew, @Blooie, what an evening you had!! Good save!
Looking forward to hearing it's well and fine this morning.
Caught chick with 'bloodied' wattles midday when I saw it lounging in the coop placidly allowing another chick to peck at said wattles.... which are bruised and inflamed but not bleeding...shm....it's one of my 4 F1 OE's and indeed appears to be a cockerel at just under 3 weeks....time will tell, but wattle growth by 5-6 weeks has proven to be pretty accurate for male gender ID.
All 16 chicks made it back into the coop on their own last night, at least there weren't any out in the run when I locked up after dark. I did not want to corral chicks in the dark with only a headlight. Tho my chick 'corral' worked well earlier in the day....just a couple of pieces of 1x2x24 fencing hinged together for a 'door' and placed in the corner of run, herd them around and into the corner corral, close the 'door' and pick them up. They are really too big to all fit under the 12x24 MHP, but they try, leaking out the back.....wonder's why they are not on top of it.<scratches head>