Hi everyone, we got our first chicks four weeks ago. They are all doing well. But one came with a deformed leg/clubfoot that is sticking out to the side, and most often held up in a 90°angle from its other leg. "Limpie" wasn't growing as quickly as the others, probably because it wasn't eating as much as the others. While the others were already turning into awkward teenagers, Limpie still looked like a chick. Other than that, it seemed fine. Not as active as the others, understandably, but willing to live. When the other chickens started pecking it, we decided to put it in a separate "chicken nursery" to have it recover and gain strength/grow. We definitely don't want to turn Limpie into a pet chicken that lives in the house with us, separated from the others. Right now Limpie is in fact with our second batch of baby chicks...But as we are not intending to become professional egg farmers we also don't need to get rid of any chick that cannot "deliver" right away. We would like to give Limpie a chance, and hope it will be just fine around the others once grown up. Our concerns are: is it suffering? Is the clubfoot causing it pain? Will it always get pecked on by the others?