I guess I'd love to hear from someone who has seen the long term affects of not culling a less-than-perfect chick. This chick is 1 week old. It hatched but was very weak and I took it away from Mom and nursed it back to life. It's back toes do not work and it took a long time to finally get its balance. It walks pretty well now. Then the feathers came in and it made no attempt to take the casings off. So I helped. The feathers are growing out in many directions, the chick shows no interest in preening but is now brighter and gets around well. The hen will not take it back, it's siblings try to kill it. It sleeps a lot but is bright and perky when awake. Do I cull it? Will a bird like this ever be accepted by my other chickens? It will have to go in with them at some point. Has anyone heard of the baking soda/vinegar method of culling?