I've hatched a lot of different types of chicks with very little problems. This is my first hatch of silkies. ARGH! Every one had spraddle leg. One had a crooked foot and spraddle leg. I tried everything I could think of to help it but it died. They just seem so fragile. Is it always like this? I wanted a porcelain silkie so badly from this hatch! I had one hatch and it has 4 toes. That stinks. I have another batch of silkies from a different breeder going into lockdown tomorrow. I'm not sure I can take the stress! Who am I kidding.... I can but I wish it were easier!