- Dec 12, 2011
I incubated some chicks in March. The last one to hatch did so a good 24 hours after the rest. It looked like a penguin, hence, the name Penn Gwen. Anyway, Penn Gwen is not like any chick I've ever seen. Not to be rude nor disrespectful. ...but, I think if she went to school she'd have to ride the short bus. He/she (?) keeps up with its mates, but, something is definitely off. I think it may be blind or nearsighted. It eats and drinks ok. It just seems like she doesn't remember where the dishes are. She interacts with the others, but, is always last for a treat. The others run if I try to catch them. Penn Gwen just stands still or squats. When I do pick her up she squawks like it was a sneak attack. When I try to have her perch on my hand she has a hard time balancing and if she tries to fly away it's a hard landing every time no matter the height she flies from. She is a very sweet chicken. ..I'm just wondering what may be going on and whether she would survive once I put them into the main flock in a couple of months? Any ideas?