So my broody hatched out eight chicks the day before yesterday and I noticed that one stayed in the nest box (on the ground but waterproof) screaming it's head off. She took the rest of them out to eat and drink and scratch around (in the little pen she and they are confined to that is built of wire the chicks can't fit through) but that one stayed in the nest. It acts like it is deaf...and I know for sure it can't see. She will get frustrated and call to it, but it does not run to her, it seems to be ignoring her calls. She will leave the others to scratch, get all puffed up, go in the nest and try to coax it out...no deal. As of this morning she is now just ignoring it and it's cries. It was just crammed into a corner of the nesting bin facing that corner and crying. I took it out of the nest box and put it in with the incubator chicks that hatched the same day. When I picked it up I noticed that it's eyes are completely covered by an opaque greenish...grayish covering. The entire eyeball is covered, and it is a dry disk with even margins that exactly fits the eye. Both eyes are the same. There is no seeping, pus, or anything like that. No swelling, or injury...nothing. Just those plasticky-looking 'contact lenses'... Anyone have any idea what this is, or if there is anything I can do? I dipped it's beak and it would not drink...and it doesn't eat but it did go quiet in the warm broody tub. I suspect it was screaming outside because it was cold. Chances are I'm going to have to cull it...question... I've read on here how to mercifully end the life of a chick and I do have big, sharp scissors and could clip off it's head...correction, I know how, I'm not sure I could do it. I've read about putting them in the freezer and I could do that...but that seems like a long slow death to me. I've 'heard' that drowning is one of the better ways to die and I'm thinking I could just flush it down the toilet...get it over with. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?