2-3 day old home raised incubator chicks from the daily eggs we get for breakfast from the coop. some bantams and many RIR, white rock or aracauna blends... not pure breds any more, but adorable non the less. we have about 28 new babies from the 3 dozen! most are great. one was slow to hatch out and we actually helped break the shell a bit. He is moving around great but with baked bits of shell stuck on his back. it is tightly baked and hardened to the feather hairs and I am afraid to pull it off. would getting him wet hurt much? we have another with splay leg or slipped tendon. just over 48 hours old. can i save them?? I will be getting the POLY VISOL tomorrow. will also try to separate them--they seem to move at the same pace and can be buddies. Should I try to repeatedly put the tendon back, or try the braces?? Any advice would be appreciated. it breaks my heart to see them trying so hard and only me to help them! Thanks!