I adopted a baby chicken from my daughter's Kindergarten class (they were studying eggs). One of the chicks (just over a week old) just falls over and since the others were about to display survival of the fittest, I grabbed him and took him home. I looked up straddle leg but his legs aren't splayed. They seem normal in position. When I hold him upright, his body seems short for his head and his wings are very short. He's imbalanced. If I prop him up against his left side by a wall, he can stand and tries to walk. But then he falls over. I've put him on carpet for footing and if I hold my hands lightly around him, he gets a few inches but his balance is off the whole time and he's leaning on the left. He has been scooting himself around with his feet, while on his side. He eats and drinks with assistance. I've started giving him vitamins and he has a heat lamp. I just don't know what to do. I'm not trained in chickens (more of a dog/cat person) but I can't find this type of problem anywhere. And there are no chicken vets in our area- I've even tried wildlife people. So, I would love some help. Right now I'm wondering if I could fashion some sort of walker for the little guy. Would that even be helpful or is it cruel to let him live like this? needed to add that he's seems to have a growth on the right side where his chest is. I'm not sure if this is normal, or if his chest if off center, but that might have something to do with his imbalance and does anyone know what the growth could be?