1) What type of bird , age and weight. 5wk, normal weight, Silkie 2) What is the behavior, exactly. Unable to take a step using its one leg without falling, but can stand on it sometimes. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? One week 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. They made a chicken pile one night (I try to keep them from doing this by moving them off one another and by keeping them warm enough at night with lights) 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Water, chicken food, today I brought it some grass 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? She is in a glass aquarium with a light and a smaller chick for company 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Dont know 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use: pine chips from TSC Okay so a week ago I had a 5wk silkie chick break or at the very least hurt its leg bad. It cant walk on it, but it can stand on it. There doesnt not seem to be any improvements she is in a glass aquarium with a light and a smaller chick for company. She is eating and drinking fine. I really do not want to put her down if she can get better? Does anyone know how long a break takes to heal? I have never had a chick break anything before. I will only put her down if she cannot get better and when shes ready. I know the chick is most likely in pain but, I have been very sick and the doctors didnt say oh well its going to hurt real bad and take a long time for her to get better and theres no concrete proof she can so lets not bother no they fought to help me. And I wont give up an animal that has not given up on its self... this chick hasnt yet it is still eating and trying to stand and greet me when I go down to see it. If she can get better i want to give her that chance.