I have a chick that was delivered to the feed store with her leg crushed under the cardboard divider. They were going to do what they do because they would not be able to sell her in that condition. They offered her so me since I was already picking up my 2nd 1/2 dozen chicks. I took her home and have babied her for the past two weeks. She is still alive and though I was worried for while she has put on some weight and started eating and drinking normally. She is still the runt of the bunch. I have carefully kept her in with the rest of them because I want her to be socialized. They stepped on her a lot at first and mostly ignored her but now she is just one of them. Her foot has curled up and she only uses it for balancing. I talked to someone who had a similar problem and the chicken died after a couple of weeks. Has anyone else been through anything like this? It is my first time ever having chickens and all I know is what I have read. She was so full of life that I could not let her die! I just worry that I have simply prolonged the inevitable.