I had posted on another topic about my EE with a crossed beak. Another week has passed and while this chick is eating and drinking, it doesn't seem to get enough and acts hungry all the time, well more like staving as it runs for the feeder when it's been refilled. Ive spent a good deal of time out in the run with the flock and I know this chick has plenty of food available, the others don't prevent it from eating nor do they eat everything available. The concern is that growth/feathering has slowed considerably. I can get my fingers completely around it's body, but cannot with any of the others as they are much bigger than this particular chick. There aren't any signs of failure to thrive...yet. Still eating (trying to) and no lethargy. My husband thinks this chick should have already been culled, but is leaving it up to me. Hand feeding isn't an option, as this one does not like to be handled or have it's beak touched (it acts as though it is irritating or painful when you do). I don't have a problem with culling, I think we have a bout 6-8 roos in our flock and we are only going to keep them around long enough to become big enough for the freezer. I would rather give this little one a chance, but even I think it doesn't have much of one. What do you guys think? *Update* Sammy has been doing great since the vet trimmed her (pretty sure it is a her) beak. I have since filed it down again with an emery board. While she is still less than 1/2 the size of the others and still growing, she is eating much easier after figuring out to turn her head so that the lower beak is used to scoop up the food. I think she is going to be a buff color, not sure on that.