Has anyone experienced this before?
The chick hatched yesterday and sits normally. I noticed this morning that it couldnt walk. When it tries to walk, both legs paddle forward and over its head. When it tried to stand up, it rocks back on its hocks with the feet up in front. It remains upright--no flipping. I separated little one and made sure it ate (scrambled egg) and had water (with vitamins) and have hobbled the legs. I also did some gentle stretching to see if there is a structural issue. The hock joint seems tight, but not locked. Baby does look slightly 'odd'. Eyes seem slightly closer to the front than should be and the beak is smaller and maybe at a little different angle. It tries to eat, but I have not observed a successful peck yet. I decided to feed and keep separate for now to see if this is a weakness issue.
Here is video of chick with the hobbles off.
Thanks for any advice.