This is my first time hatching and my boyfriend's dad is on vacation and I don't know how to make a boot. I had to hatch this chick out by hand. It made the smallest crack and kept rocking in the shell for over 15+ hours till I finally decided to hatch it since I didn't want it to die during the night like another one did. My boyfriend and me got tape around the each of the big toes which straighten them but we don't know how to take it so it keeps it feet flat. She has the toes pointed downward like she is trying to grip but now she can't curl them but she still can't walk. What would be a good way to make a boot and how long should I keep it on her? She just turned 4 days today. I didn't know about curled toes and thought she was just weak. I became attached to the chick and don't want to put her down. She sleeps all the time and isn't eating as much as she should. I have food all around her and have her on paper towels. I make sure she gets water by sticking her beak in the bowl and she tilts her head back but will bite at my finger in the bowl to get a drink also. She poops about twice a day and I know that isn't much. I think if she walked she would want to eat more. She peaks at the food but falls asleep during the peaking. Is there anything to use with the tape to help? I don't want to hurt her and last night it freaked her out a lot when we were putting tape on her toes. Need help ASAP so her toes don't become stay the way they are. They already didn't want to straighten out as good last night.