My daughter is really the chick hatcher in the family - driven by a science fair. One of the chicks hatched with curled toes on one foot and was having a difficult time standing. My daughter had read online about making a 'shoe' for the foot. She tried to construct a 'shoe' from duck tape which worked OK but was too slippery and the chick still couldn't stand. She then made a 'shoe' by cutting a small fan-shaped piece from non-stick (rubbery) shelf liner for the sole and then used duct tape for the top. It worked wonderfully. Chick could stand and in a week the toes straightened out and could be used normally. Who knew she would turn into a chick orthopedist!!