well we just experienced our first Mama brooding! way awesome! she had 5 eggs set. 1 stopped 2nd week. 4 left all hatched. *yeah for Mama...she did far better than me!* however one chick was left in the nest and still completely wet (last hatch) and freezing to the touch. Mama left it in the nest and decided to care for her other three. I thought it was not alive so I went to removed chick and it faintly moved its head...so brought it in warmed it up directly under heatlamp holding it...chick showed signs of possiable living started to cry a bit...so then we placed the chick in the pre-warmed incubator. now several hours later it is nearly a 100% recovered from this. chirping and fairly good activity level and seems alright...except the problem...mmm its right foot something is wrong...no swelling....toes are not curled...but the toes on its right foot seem paralized? (not spreading out like its left foot) so hard to explain... after I take chick from the incubator I will try to get some good pictures of its foot...and post a photo...maybe something can help chick while still young. also if any one has idea what this might be or caused from? could chilling do that? or is this more a birth defect? or possiable chick will right its own foot in due time being on the wire floor of bator? I get photos as soon as she is all the way dry. thank you edit: I forgot to mention that at about day 3 brooding...our alpha hen kicked mama off the nest and the eggs got pretty cold when we realized that she was not in the right nest box...(we corrected that putting her own hen hut by herself)...but the eggs did endure a chilling for several hours...we are very amazed at the hatch rate all things considered. did not know if this could affect chicks foot?