I dont really think this is an emergency or disease, so I posted here. I hatched out a batch of chicks monday/tuesday. 2 of the eggs didnt hatch until wednesday afternoon. The last baby to hatch seemed to have a lot of difficulties getting out of his shell. He acted a little different once he was all dry and out of the bator. Very LOUD and seemed lost. I took a liking to this chick because I didnt expect him to hatch at all and there he was! He really liked being held too, and didnt run when I reached my hand in the brooder. I find him sleeping in the strangest places and the other ones always seem to 'loose' him. I haven't seen him eat or drink at all. When he wakes up, or when I put him back in the brooder after holding him he runs in whatever direction he's facing. I've seen the poor little guy run into the thermometer, almost run into the wall a few times, he can never find the other chicks (14 others.. only when they're being noisy!), he pecks randomly at the air in front of him sometimes, and he always seems to fall over! Oh and his eyes really sad/squinty. So I guess I have a few questions: How can I teach him to eat/drink? (I've been trying a couple drops of water, and chick start mash out of a syringe, but he doesn't like it at all!) and is he better off in with all the other chicks, or should I take him out and put him in a separate smaller brooder with maybe 1 other chick? Any suggestions, besides cull because I'm just not ready to do that yet! Any idea's on what could have cause this, too? Is it worth it? anyone have a blind chicken? I'm okay with a blind house-chicken.. as long as he can eat on his own! Heres a pic of the little guy. I dont know what he is.. he was an 'eating egg' So I could see yolk color!