Hi, I am a brand new chicken mom! My dad bought me two silkie chicks for Christmas. One is 6 days old and the other 4 days old. The youngest one has a curled foot and after reading several threads on this forum, I have made it a shoe out of bandaids to encourage the foot and toes to straighten out. There seems to be another problem though. Its left leg is extended in front of it and it seems to be placing weight on the hock joint. It looks like there is a scab on the underside of the joint. It is able to hop around but doesn't move as well as the other chick. I've seen threads about slipped achilles tendons, but I am not familiar enough with their anatomy to know if this is the problem. I've gently pinched the area according to the directions I've read, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference. I've posted pictures here in hopes that someone can help me identify the problem and let me know if there is a solution. The chicks are in a cardboard box with pine shavings. Thanks for any help!