Hi, I'm new to BYC so please forgive me if this has been answered elsewhere. I searched the forums and could not find what I was looking for. I had chicks born over the last two days. One of the chicks had difficulty breaking out of the shell. The membrane had become dry so I moistened it with a warm paper towel and gently helped the chick free itself. There was no blood whatsoever. I moved the chick under the mother hen and went to bed not sure if it would live or not. This morning, I went to check on my little chick and noticed that its feet/toes (one is worse than the other) are curled. I saw a thread that stated to used cardboard and bandaids to make chick shoes so I did that. The chick is getting around a little bit better, however, whenever I tried to put it back in with the mother hen she started pecking at the chick shoes(bandaids). I'm not sure what to do now...do I isolate the chick from the mother and other chicks. If so, isolate it completely or with another chick? Or will it be okay back in the cage with the mother hen? I just don't want the mother hen to kill the chick. I'm hoping the chick shoes will correct the problem and I can take them off in a few days. Thanks for any help!