I have a chick that is about 3 days old. It evidently had some incubation trouble (by the hen, not me), and both it's eyelids are not formed right. One won't open, and the other won't close. Originally, I was thinking it was blind, but now I'm not so sure. I think it can see some from the eye that won't open. That eye is open a tiny bit, but not much. It acts like it can possibly see shadows, cause if I sweep my hand around in front of it, it will move away. Plus it keeps its head turned, like it is trying to get a full on view of something with one eye. Both its eyes keep getting like a mucous covering on them, like of you had a cold in your eye? I am thinking this is because the lids don't work properly. Anything I can do for its eyes to keep them moist? I also have a chick that is about 2 days older than this one, in the same box. I was thinking that the older chick could 'show' the blind one how to do things. Well, it does try to. The blind one does eat, so I have been told by my dad, but I haven't seen it. But at 3 days old, I would think it would be very weak if it hadn't been eating, and it seems stronger today than it did yesterday. It has somewhat runny poo, but it is brown, not green, as I assume it would be if it were not eating. Today, I was sitting in there watching the two chicks. The older one cheeps the whole time it is eating and drinking, like it is trying to get the other one to do it. Now the older one is crying all the time, unless someone (either myself, my DS, or my DF) is in there talking to it, like it is alone. Can chicks tell when something is wrong? The older chick is not alone, but it acts like it is. I was thinking about putting another chick in there, that is about 2 weeks old or so, to keep the older one company, but I'm afraid it would: 1) fly out of the box; or 2) pick on the blind chick. I was thinking about culling the blind one, but it seems to be doing all right, provided the food and water bowls don't get moved. I really don't want to cull, I don't think I could handle it. Plus it is not sick, it just took 24 days to incubate. The hen had her nest hidden, and I didn't realize what a hard time she was having keeping them warm. The older chicks is also one of hers, from an egg that had been kicked out of the nest a lot. That chick hatched at the end of day 21/ beginning of day 22. Sorry for the small book, hope someone can give me some advice!