(tl/dr version in 3rd post) I have several chicks that are about a week old, Silkie crossed with a who-knows-what bantam (she was rescued from the weeds down the barn after Mom abandoned her. Looks like an Ancona, but bantam sized.). A few days ago, one decided to try to learn to fly when my older son and I had picked them up to cuddle. I'm sure you can guess how well that went. Anyway, I can't figure what she did to her leg. She holds it out straight and uses it to "row" her way around the brooder. She makes it to the feed and water fine on her own, and back to the chick pile for nap time. She's alert, and talkative, and poops just fine, based on what she left in my hand. She can pull the leg under her on her own, if I pick her up and hold her. The toes curl and uncurl on their own. I think there might be a break just above the hock, because she doesn't like when I manipulate it (it looks like it might bend the wrong way a bit), but she uses it, so I'm not sure. Pics as soon as I have a helper other than my 4 year old. Any ideas what I could do for her? I don't know if I should split straight, wrap her up tight, or just hobble her. Sorry to make my first post a plea for help. Been meaning to join up, but never got around to it before. EDIT: Apparently, my last time holding her did something, because she's now standing a bit more on her good leg (the left). She still holds out the right out at an angle in front her, so it's a little easier to see it, now that it's not pressed to the floor. It looks like a she's got a break above the hock (either that, or some really funny fuzz patterns), because her leg almost looks like it's got a little "knee" there. I'm going to try a splint, since that seems to be the most serious of the problems listed. How long should I leave it? I sort of have access to a vet (my father's aunt), but she's retired and doesn't have an answering machine. I know she'll help, but I need to get ahold of her first, and I want to help my baby now! Edit Part deux: Got my hands on my phone, so I was able to take a few pics of her. Dad thinks she's just spraddle-legged, and I'm waiting until my older son comes home to help before I do anything anyway. They're not the best, but I wasn't sure what angles to use.