i have a little chick that is super small and hasnt grown much since janruary 12, 2009 ( when it hatched) and since it is super small i decided i was going to bring her inside and let her grow because she also gets picked on very badly. her hatch mate died and she was alone for a while because her mom abandoned her ( first time going broody and hatching chicks). but now she has a new mom. and white silkie hen. any way i decided to also bring in the white silkie so the chick wasnt alone and she has leg mites very badly. i read that alcohol kills leg mites and since she has feathered feet i was wondering if her feathers would be affected by the alcohol. never used alcohol so i dont know. also why is the chick so small. it has been about the same size since it hatched just with feathers now everywhere but its head. anyway why is it small? is it because it got abandoned for a while or what??? any help will be helpful thanks. cole.