So, I have a huge problem... well 2 to be exact. I grew up in NYC and have finally moved away to the countryside for some peace and quiet. In doing so I have obtained 20 chickens last year (only 2 left bc they were getting eaten by minks and cats). And bc I didn't realize that roosters can be "outlawed" in some towns I had to slaughter my 2 roosters. I desperately wanted to use my brand new incubator, that I just obtained, and was eager to use the eggs from my very own chickens. Well, I was told by the town that they had to be destroyed so I quickly grabbed what ever eggs I could to incubate them. Problem 1: Now I have chicks that were born September 24th and they are living on my dinning room table in our house in October. I know its too cold for them to go outside right now but I am wondering when I can put them out in the coop? I live in Central New York by Syracuse. I obviously didn't think this through. But have learned my lesson. Problem 2: I helped a chick out of its egg. Well, 2. I read all the sites that say don't do it and it would cause more harm than good. I didn't listen. I felt terrible bc I could hear it chirping. My heart was breaking bc of how helpless they were. The eggs didn't have enough moisture (at the end) and was stuck to the chick. (The other chicks hatched 2 days earlier and I was worried about a draft. I have 5 chicks altogether). So, the one is fine but the other has, what I believe is, a dislocated leg. Its literally behind the chick. She is able to move her toes and has sensation but can't balance correctly (she uses her wing to stabilize herself when resting). I called a vet office that is willing to pop it back in place but they want about $200 to fix it plus do an X-Ray to make sure that is the problem. At the rate that I am going with the amount of chickens I lost, the chances of this chick getting eaten are great so I don't want to put that much money into it but I don't want it to suffer either. I have put my 2 roosters to "sleep", with the help of my husband, but before doing this with this chick I wanted to see if there are any other options/advice on this topic. It doesn't seem to affect its day to day activities just seems to be a nuisance when it rests but the other birds do walk on it bc it can't move as quickly or pull its leg in... Advice?