I have a one day old chick that I had to help hatch. He pipped but 24 hours after the other 5 successfully hatched he was still chirping and rocking but getting nowhere. Anyway when I peeled back some of the shell his leg was kicking like crazy and he just wasn't able to get himself out. I managed to get him out as slowly and gently as I could and he has fought to live and get up and about but he's down on his hocks with one slightly curled toe and he's only half the size of the others.
I read on a forum he may have wrecked his legs with all the kicking in the egg?
Anyway do we have any hope, what can I do to help him?
I'm boiling up an egg here now for the protein. Any suggestions for splints or is it not a condition that can be helped with a splint?
He's a good set of lungs on him ☺️