I came home today and found the best pullet in the brooder pen was dragging one wing around. She has no ability to move it (or so it seems) and it hangs down where she and the other chicks step on it. I examined her and found no wounds, no blood, only one or two rumpled feathers. She is about 4 weeks old and in a large cage with 7 of her hatchmates (three roos, 4 pullets). No one has been home between this morning and this evening, and the cage is mounted high on the barn wall - would be difficult for a predator to get to, much less get INTO. I watched her for a few minutes trying to decide whether to leave her with the others or separate. I watched her trip over her wing, roll over, and be unable to get up quickly - at which point other chicks ran up and began pecking her while standing on top of her, preventing her from even trying to get up. Soooo....she was removed. And she's now unhappily racing back and forth in a cage next to the others. She's eating, drinking, and not at all lethargic. Is it worthwhile to keep her? She was the best colored pullet in the bunch with great tail feathers (They're Phoenix). Any ideas on the wing? I did consider fashioning a wing-sling, but it sounded really silly when I thought of it. If it's a genetic weakness thing, I wouldn't want to keep her, but I'm having difficulty figuring out what exactly happened in the first place.