I have a very undersized and 'challenged' little 2.5 day old silkie x. Day 19 / 20 all but one had hatched, and Mumma had left the nest. This one egg was left so I brought it in kept it warm and in about 6 hrs it had started to pip. 23 hrs later it was still peeping strongly but getting weaker and I intervened ... During the hatching which took another 8 hrs I noticed a toe up by its eye, I thought nothing of it as I haven't really watched up close many hatchings - it might be normal, it might not be.... anyway it was out and it was about 4:30am so I raced it out to put under the mumma, thinking she would warm it up and all would be normal .... I go out at about 7am and the poor thing has been left behind, in the light rain. I bring it in warm it as fast as I can and hope ... Once dry I can see it has an odd foot that I fixed to some degree with a cardboard shoe, and it has a dicky eye that it doesn't seem to see well out of. Anyway getting to the mealworms ... they are the only darn thing this chick shows any interest in eating. They are live and it downed 2 as soon as I put them down, I was happy, its finally eaten !!!! Then about 2 hrs later I offer another one and it gobbled it down, but this one is coming back up and out its mouth - the chick didn't seem to like all that so now I cut them into 3. Is it ok to give it as many as it wants ? I have brought one of its clutch mates in for company and to teach it how to peek and eat and its is starting to grow noticeably bigger, and I can see its full crop where my little one never has a full looking crop.