Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!
I am afraid number four is getting behind in the development. He is nine days old now, should be a little bigger and opening the eyes...unfortunately this is common for the last chicks.
Would you be willing to help Calliope and feed the baby with formula?
I was wondering if he was growing less quickly. Especially this morning, everyone else seems huge and Four is still Tiny.
I am actually Terrified to attempt hand-feeding. Part of the reason is just, well, I know there's so much that can go wrong. But also - Four is still SO tiny i can't imagine even picking him up, I'm afraid I could damage him just with a touch? ...Maybe it's just the lack of feather-jammies that makes me feel that way...
Do you think hand-feeding is probably needed for him to Survive? If so then I will take the risk. But, if he would otherwise probably just be smaller and slower than the others? Being smaller is okay, and in that case I wouldn't want to risk harming him more by attempting to help?