After a bad hatch (2 out of 7 hatched), one of my chicks keeps falling over and lying on its side and can not easily get back onto its feed.
It is 48 hours old now. I noticed this problem when I put it in the brooder at 24 hours old and was thinking splay leg as the way it is holding its leg out was a bit funny.
I made a brace for the leg out of my daughter's hairband and a piece of straw and this has been on for 24 hours. Yesterday evening it was seemingly a little better but this morning it is worse.
Basically, it still can not readily get itself back onto its feet. If I stand it up, it will stand for a little and try to move before falling over on its side again. The poor thing seems exhausted from trying.
Is there any hope? I don't want to end up with just one chick :(