I have a 36 hour old chick that I need advice on- - hatched in incubator - I missed the date written on the egg, so he never went into lockdown... Heard peeping coming from the bator (one with the turner, not the lockdown bator) -chick had pipped out a hole, but couldn't move to pip more He was shrink wrapped tight in his shell, and couldn't move at all, so I helped him out of the shell... Yolk was totally absorbed, and he was vigorous... - also, he had pooped in the egg, is that normal?? I thought he was going to have a curled foot, but it straightened out that night- but now he has a spraddle leg. His left leg is out in front, and he wobbles around and can't walk properly... After several stressful hours, and lots of post reading, I made a plan for him... Here is what I've done... - confined in a small brooder, (in my bedroom,lol) - bedded on shavings covered with bath towel - put marbles in the water dish - gave him a mirror for a buddy and a washcloth to snuggle with - applied a bandaid hobble (last night-he can get around a little better now) So, here's my question/s: I haven't seen him eat... He isn't pecking around like a normal chick... I think when he bends over he loses his balance I dipped his beak in the water several times, and he reacts to it, but I haven't seen him drink on his own either I tried feeding him by placing chick starter on my finger, and he ate a couple of pieces, but not much... What can I do to help him eat and drink until his mobility is better? Is this a situation where I should use a chick chair? I have raised day old chicks, but this is my first time hatching eggs... He is the first baby from my pet bantam Cochins, so I am a total nervous wreck!