Hi, Three days ago I hatched a special needs chick... It seems to have been a bit premature. It had that problem with its neck where it always falls backwards if it tries to stand up. It has quite weak legs and is only just beginning to stand up, and has a slightly odd shaped head compared to the other two normal chicks that hatched (its beak seems slightly longer and it has a bit of a dimple where its upper beak joins its head). It seems as though this chick never developed eyelids... The eyes are completely concealed by skin and there seems not to be a division in the skin where the upper and lower eyelids would normally meet. Has anyone heard of this problem before? I tried looking on the forum but couldn't find anything. I tried applying saline solution with a cotton wool bud but it does not seem as though they are 'clogged' shut. It obviously can't feed itself, so it has been drinking diluted egg yolk from a syringe... about 0.25ml every 3 hours. I can't fit the syringe directly in its mouth so is it okay if I just touch droplets of the diluted egg against its beak? I am just worried that it could aspirate the food. Thanks for your help - I'll try to post a pic soon.