I just acquired a two-day-old chick I'm trying to help. It was part of a classroom hatching program. They said she was slow to hatch and just didn't seem quite right. I just got her, and I thought at first she had splayed legs, but now I'm wondering if she doesn't have a dislocated leg. I've also heard issues incubating, like too high of a temp or disruptions, can cause crippling abnormalities.
One of the chick's legs seems fine. The other (the right leg) is quite askew (all the way up to the thigh) and it is swollen. I made a leg brace but am not leaving it on as I'm not sure it's the right answer. Can anyone shed any light on this? Thank you!