A few weeks ago we received some leghorn chicks from a neighbor. One was not growing with the rest. I thought for sure he'd have died by now but he's hanging in there. They are 5 weeks old today. He's half the size of the others and started to feather out later than they did. Now his feathers are coming in a bit odd. Looks a bit like some of the "frizzled" pics I've seen. Here is the "normal roo" protecting the runt. He seems to do that a lot. More times than not I see them laying together or even the runt laying on top of him. Here's the runt. I edited the subject as it sounded like it should be on the "illness/disease" board.