I am usually the one that feeds our flock but while I was away for the past 3 days, my 2 sons ages 7 & 9 were feeding & watering them. My 9 year old left 2 days ago & my 7 year old had told my husband that he fed & watered them but we just found out that he didn't feed or water them but he was just messing around with the new babies. First thing I did when I woke up this morning since my 7 year old left yesterday was I went out to the coops to check their food & water. There was 1 dead chick & 1 that could barely move. After discovering this & empty trays (there's no way that our hens & chicks could empty them that fast) I called my son & he told me that he hasn't fed them since my oldest left. But I am sitting here with a chick that is believed to be dying due to lack of nutrients & I have been squirting water with a syringe & putting dusty crumble in her mouth. I thought she was dead when I first found her & she has moved + has made a little noise since I started with the food & water but I'm wondering if I should just drown the chick & put it out of it's misery or if there's anything else I could be doing for her. I'm unaware of the long term effects that this chick may suffer if it survives... if any & she's about a week old. I have her wrapped up on me for heat as well. Please tell me your thoughts & opinions. They are greatly needed right now. Thank you so much in advance. I plan on having my 7 year old assist me more often so that I KNOW he has been paying attention.