Ps, I used a small elastic hair tile, and tape in the center. I’ve heard of people using bandaids as well. You could get creative.I just had a chick hatch 3 days ago with spraddle leg, I used this method, and it worked beautifully. I took it off after 2 days, and though her gait is still wider than normal, it improves every day, as she builds strength.
If you do this, just make sure that you check it a few times a day to make sure it didn’t tighten, twist, or slide out of position. My elastic ended up twisting and probably would have made a sore on her leg had I not caught it.
So should I put the split on his leg and wrap him up in a towel? ( try to make it as natural as possible ) how long do I leave him like that for? And he can walk a little bit normally, but for the most part he has trouble getting up, and when he sits his legs splay to the side.If you do nothing, he'll never get the muscle to support himself and will continue "wiggling around." Worse, his bones will grow in that position, and you'll never be able to fix it.
The chance of his "growing out of it" is nonexistant. He simply can't move his legs into a position in which they can grow properly.
I'm sorry, but sometimes you really do have to be cruel to be kind. Have you considered wrapping him in a towel to immobilise him while he's wearing the splint?
Four days is generally considered the limit for easily healing a chick with spraddle leg. After that, it just gets more and more difficult.