I'm actually kind of glad. The chick that was taken had a pretty bad scissor beak. We noticed that the top and bottom of its beak were not aligned when it was about a week old. It got progressively worse. I talked to a few people and the consensus I got wasn't good. It was suggested by two people that I euthanize the bird. It was noticeably smaller than the other chick. I think it had a difficult time eating and drinking. That would have only gotten worse with age.
|The scissor beak bird is the one in the lower right. This picture was from a few weeks ago and it wasn't much bigger than that today when we lost it.|
|The last remaining chick is almost as big as the mother hen.|