Hi everyone I hope this hasn't been covered before, I haven't quite found the answer I'm looking for in searching the forum.... I have a baby silkie, 8 days old, who had a really rough hatch. It seems as if a blood vessel broke in the shell because the membrane was brown and she was stuck to it. I don't think she would have gotten out of the egg without intervention. Well here we are 1 week later and she's still around . She will survive almost certainly, she hobbles around quickly and doesn't seem in pain. She is eating well too. It is almost definite that she had some vitamin deficiency. When she came our all her toes were curled and she cried constantly. It wasn't until about 2 days ago that she started to really eat a lot and stopped crying. We put some little shoes on her the 1st day she was born and her feet are a lot better (believe it or not- see current pics below). Before the shoes, the outer tow on each foot was actually under the foot and she would walk on it, unfortunately I didn't take close up pics then. Also all her toes were completely curled similar to the middle toe on the right foot now. Right foot: Left foot: So there are a few problems remaining: 1. One of her the toes on her right foot is still really crooked, shouldn't be too hard to fix, not main issue. 2. The back toes on both feet do not exactly point back, they kind of point to the side. I think this causes her a lot of problems balancing. And may the be cause of problem 3. 3. When she stands and walks she holds one leg in front and one behind. Standing up: I've seen the poultry podiatry pages (That's how I made the chick shoes) and I've seen the pages on spraddle/splayed leg. I don't think the treatment for spraddle/splayed leg will work because the legs are not pointing to the sides. I do think the posture problem is worth fixing. **Any creative types out there with a suggestion for how to fix either her back toes or her standing.walking issues??** thanks for any advice!!!