I am may be seeing something that is not even there, but I am not yet truly worried, but I am questioning the development of one of the chicks we are raising. They are all different breeds (Dominique, Dark Cornish, Golden Buff, Light Brahma and a mystery chick - maybe white leghorn) with the same hatch date. I bought them as day old chicks. They had vaccines at the hatchery before we got them and are eating non-medicated starter. They are under a heat lamp (only part of their brooder, kept about 80-85 at this age) and have adequate food and clean water all the time. They have pine as bedding and a low perch (that they all love). They are on a sun porch that gets morning sunlight. The other chicks in the brooder are all growing bigger and really feathering out nicely. However, this one chick is staying much smaller and barely showing a few feathers at the end of her wings, that is it. And these feathers to me, look a bit scrawny compared to the feathers of the other 4. They even seem to have a slight curl at the end. The rest of her is still just a fluff ball of down. She is active (but maybe not AS active as the other 4), she eats, drinks, poops (and it looks just like all the others poop - what I would call normal) and sleeps. Her abdomen seems a little rounded to me, but I am comparing it to the other bigger chicks so that might not be a fair judgement. I did feel around it and it feels nice and soft. Her vent is open and functioning. I am not seeing ANY evidence of bullying or pecking by the other chicks. No one is pushing her away from her food or water or even off the roosting bar. She does NOT like being held, she just squawks and flaps her wings until you put her back. There is nothing other than her size and lack of feathers that I can put my finger on, something just seems a little "off". Maybe it is just her breed is a slower developer than the other 4? We don't really know which one is which, but we thought through the process of elimination of the others that she may be a Light Brahma? I tried to post a couple pictures of her compared to her brooder-mates, but I can't see a way to do it.