Yes the legs were becoming very splayed. With the tape the chick is doing just fine. Wish I'd known about tapping last yr when a friend gave me a just hatched Pea Fowl that became extreemly splayed. I could have helped it.
I have 6 that hatched. 1 died (5 left). 1 couldn't get out of egg after zipping & died.. 4 died In shell. One in process of pipping. 2 that I'm not sure of due to hatch today. For this weekend I have 4 to hatch, Then next Wed, 2 Silkie eggs.