I have 7 Polish chicks that are about 3-4 days old. One chick is still laying down. It can stand when I make it stand and is able to walk for a step or two and then falls back on it's hocks. I was reading one of the stickies at the top that shows making a "hock cushion." Will that help this chick stand or is that just to keep heavy adult birds from hurting their hocks? Because of this problem - does it have spraddle leg? The other chicks are fine...perhaps this one had a bad hatch? I have them on a "sticky" sort of paper towel. It provides traction and doesn't slip around when they move. They can't stick to the paper towel. I was thinking of putting pine shavings in, but I want to do what's best for the chick with the standing problem. I need to watch better tomorrow to see if his feet turn in at all. I didn't notice that tonight. It's managing to eat and drink and move, but it's a shuffled type of movement. If I don't do something now, I'm afraid it's going to stay this way. Initially - I thought it was just a weak chick that needed to gain strength, but at this point, I think it's something else. FYI - I'm feeding a medicated chick starter. They are in a large rubbermaid tub, which is where I raised my last batch of chicks.