Last weekend, we processed all the cockerels and now plan on butchering the pullets this weekend. My problem is that one of the pullets is significiantly smaller than the rest. She can't even get into the coop at night, I have to lift her up and she patiently waits for the boost! She eats and drinks and acts like a normal chicken except she still cheeps at age 11 weeks instead of squawking like the rest of the vultures. Oh yeah, she waddles like a duck, her legs seem shorter than they should too.My question is...can we just keep her as a pet? My kids are quite attatched to her and she is hardly worth butchering at this point. Can she avoid the heart attack problems these birds can sometimes develop because she is so much smaller? I told the kids that if we keep her, she's probably going to die anyway.