Hello all, I got 17 baby chicks mailed 2 days ago, and upon opening the box all looked fine except for one weak chick that had its eyes closed shut. A few hours later opened its eyes and started walking a bit around. Still weak though and wouldn't eat nor drink. So I offered it egg yolk and he/she eagerly ate it from my hands. Problem is, all the other chicks were always trying to eat it too. (Stupid me, last time I was in town I didn't buy another lamp so I could keep this chick separated from the others and feed it calmly). Anyhow, now have made some progress, The first day ate only raw yolk from my finger, then started giving boiled egg yolk from my hand, and now mixed the yolk with chick starter feed and electrolytes (save-a-chick) making a paste and now will eat this paste if offered on a piece of cardboard. (took a while to figure out he/she can peck on the ground!) Since separating this chick from the others is not possible until Monday when I get another lamp, I started making this paste for all chicks and now it has become their morning and evening treat. I put it on a long piece of cardboard so there's enough of room to share and they eat and scratch at it for hours. Since the other chicks nibble on normal chick starter during the day, after a while they get tired of the mush, and only the sick chick and few others gets to eat with little competition at the end. Was wondering if it's OK for the sick chick to eat this twice a day? I provide enough mush that it lasts for up to 4 hours each time Afterward I toss it, as I read it can go sour and do harm. The sick chick doesn't eat the chick starter outside of these feedings. I also worry if the rest of the chicks get spoiled since I am seeing them eating a bit less of starter feed every since I started the mush. They all go crazy when they see the mush.