Hi - I have a 4 week old Pekin bantam chick hatched and raised so far by his mum as one of four. We noticed on the weekend that he kept sitting down and was not keeping up with his siblings and mum, then he would suddenly run very fast over to join them again. On Monday when I got home he appeared to have lost the use of his legs, one was pointing forward. A local expert said my chick had Mareks and should be put down, but I am sceptical as the others are fine and I have never has any diseases. I only keep 5 birds and this is the first time that they have been allowed to breed. I immediately cleaned everything and separated him as a precaution anyway. I researched a lot on this Forum and braced his legs with VetWrap as it looked like one was slipping forward and out. The other the foot is on the side so his toes are not out straight. he was running around perfectly fine a week ago.. I went to a vet last night and he said that the hip joint was rotated and that I should brace his legs and sit him in a doughnut. Can anyone tell me/show me what this should look like? Here is a photo of my chick this morning and he keeps peeping and trying to struggle free. Does this look correct? Should his feet be touching the ground? I have twisted a towel round and VetWrapped it into a doughnut. The chicks legs are still braced. Every now and then he struggles and is pushing with his legs - which I guess is good? - but when I check his right foot/toes are still turned over. There doesn't seem to be much life in the right foot but before he was put in this doughnut he was getting around on his hocks. Am worried. Does this look right to you - any suggestions? Thank you!