Hey folks, One week ago I bought some 3 week old silkie/frizzle/sizzle chicks from a breeder. She threw one in for free that had curled toes from an issue with her incubator. Before she gave it to us, she duct-taped it's feet so they were flat, and told us to take them off in about a week. I have raised chicks two or three times in a farm setting with 100+ chicks, this is my first hand-raised batch. We gently took the tape off today and were careful not to pull feather quills out or tear skin. One foot looks pretty darn good, while the other foot is still curled badly because it looks like the toes slipped inside the tape. We let the chick be for a few hours, and did some reading. Looks like duct tape was not the best idea, and we should have been checking it every other day. Long story short, it won't put weight on it's funny foot, and it's beginning to look like it's splaying it's leg. I put a new 'shoe' on it's funny foot just now with some athletic tape and a milk carton triangle for the 'sole'. Still not putting any weight on it, and the foot looks crooked. I'm sure this chick will have issues to a certain extent for the rest of it's life, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to help. Are hobbles an option? Couldnt figure out how to post my video of it's activity. Here you can see how it's standing, and that it's foot is pretty crooked. It stands a lot lifting it's bad leg up and down like it wants to stand on it, but never really rests on it.