We hatched four silkie chicks last week, I posted another thread about one that still had it's cord attached...This is the same one. It pipped and didn't do much for a long time, it finally hatched but still had it's cord (to the best of my knowledge, that's what it was) although it didn't seem to be doing much...I did cut it as close to the shell as I could and it didn't bleed at all so I don't know that that's the issue. The rest already dried up and came off. It was hatched on the 14th, so about 6 days? I don't remember for sure, and is still alive but acts very strange...here's what it's doing Walks around kind of aimlessly. If I take it out of the brooder and place it on the floor it perks up, chirps a lot and walks but not in any real direction. It bumps into the other chicks a lot. In all the times I have looked in on them I have never seen this one eat, drink, or poop. It pooped one time when I had it out, but this has been quite a few days since... It seems a lot smaller than the other chicks. They already appear to have grown a bit... It is often sleeping alone but always tries to cuddle up near the others when it can. They don't pick on it at all, all of the other chicks seem to kind of just avoid this one to be honest. Not mean, but don't seek him out to cuddle with or anything lol. Doesn't seem to ever have it's eyes open. If I take it out of the brooder and it's alone it opens them but inside mostly keeps them closed.. It moves it's head funny. Just kind of wobbles. My boyfriend and I call him Weeble because weebles wobble but they don't fall down. Think of how Stevie Wonder tilts his head around when he performs, that's what this chick does. My question is, as bad as this sounds, if it really isn't eating or drinking at all how is it still alive? Also, could it be blind perhaps? It will drink when I dip it's beak in water, and when it is near the water after I set it down it has dipped its own beak in several times. Almost like it knew the water was there at that point so it went for it? I haven't seen it eat. I tried egg yolk from a medicine dripper which worked a bit and I did buy some Nutri Drench the woman at tractor supply recommended but I've only given it one or two drops, it ended up being more messy than I planned on so now it looks like it's got a beard! Any advice is so appreciated! I am new to all this so not really sure what to look out for, but I don't want it to suffer and I want to help if I can...I do worry about it and just don't see how it can still be alive if it isn't eating/drinking anything... You should be able to pick him out pretty easily...wanders around a lot. Doesn't seem to really know where he's going. Think he is blind? Super weak? Brain damaged?? I'm at a loss.