I have a 2 day old with severe spraddle leg and curled toes. I understand the mechanics of what I can do - shoe boots splits - but I have a couple of concerns that I don't really see anywhere else. I'll start by saying other than the leg issues this is a very vigorous chick but it is a very very tiny chick from a standard buff orp. Not only are the legs splayed but they seem to be muscle locked between the knee and the hip. This chick can sit on its bum with its legs out in front of it and it is going everywhere it wants to by "swimming". It's hatchmate is enormous and together they appear to be pinky and the brain. It took me no less than 30 minutes to put "shoes" on the little thing and I tried for another 20 to bandaid his legs as shown in multiple posts but that was a failure! Between the locked leg muscles and the titan like struggle the little runt put up it was practically impossible without injury (to one of us) - so I set him and his shoes into a footed teacup. This was very upsetting! Pinky pulled him out by his wing after he extended it like a little hand. Pinky also brings him food (he can get it himself though) - they appear to be helping each other! That would be really cool - except for I don't think it helps the spraddle leg problem. So my question is - if the shoes correct the curled toes will the rest of these problems correct themselves with any luck at all?