I will try to make a long story short! On Sunday I took in 9 chicks about 8 weeks old because their previous owner could no longer keep them. Some were definitely bigger that the others so I took six of them to the area in the coop I have set up for the youngsters on Wednesday night. This morning I go out and one of the splash silkie chicks had poop all over him. I brought him up to the house washed him off and kept him inside with the remaining smaller chicks as well as my 3 week olds. (I think one of the older chickens pooped on him) Yuck! Anyhow, I get home from work tonight and I noticed his neck like drifting to one side, he would bring it back and then his neck started to drfit back again. I am thinking maybe the start of wry neck. I had never seen wry neck before. I mixed some chick feed with water and polyvisol and tried to feed him some from a spoon. Needless to say he was pecking everywhere except where the food was right in front of him. I finally realized this little guy or girl is blind. I wave my hand in front of it and it won't flinch and it takes him twice as long to eat because most times he doesn't go down far enough to get food. I actually think he was weak from not eating well because of the change in his home. He probably did ok at his previous home because everything was the same but with the change I am sure he didn't eat well since he came. I would of course have to keep everything the same for him but will he every be able to be with the flock. This will be hard because mine all free range. (Except for the new little guys of course right now). I can keep him in the house for a bit but I am sure I won't be able to as he gets older. I have a dog that will not be happy to know he is in the house. I am going to concentrate on getting him strong again right now but any ideas for the future for him? I feel so bad for this little guy and not catching it earlier. This would explain why he was the easiest one to pick up without a fuss because he couldn't see me coming. I guess it was a good thing he got pooped on this morning, otherwise I might not have noticed until it was too late!!!!