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chick hatched with leg problem

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Hello,I dont post much but i am forever reading posts here.

I hatched my first eggs this week and the last chick to hatch is having problems walking.
His right leg is twisted about 90 degrees so that his foot turns in under and when he stands hes stands on his own foot.
Hes eating and drinking and kinda shuffles around a bit, but mostly sits in one place watching his siblings run around.
When lifteds up his leg streches out straight behind and looks like hes just extended it to strech but doesnt want to bend properly to fold beside his body,when its bent the femur and tibia sticks out again so his foot turns back under his body.
I hope this explanation makes sense.
Any idea if this can be fixed,or will correct itself on its own?

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I tried to get some pics

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54825_img_4327s.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54825_img_4323s.jpg

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