Now I may be prone to being a bit of a panic merchant over protective mother type but last I checked: It was not normal for hens to do the splits! This is a young bird (feathered but only just) who just all of a sudden presented with one leg forward and one leg behind .. Seems bright, has a good appetite. Drinks water, eats greens and is pooping normally (ie bloody heaps!!) But cannot stand up or walk. If I hold him/her I can slowly move the legs into a normal position but when set down, Gerry (atrick) just rolls down onto the straw and sits around .. I've made a hammock and have the chick resting in it, isolated from the other chicks. And am offering water often.. What could be wrong with Gerry? Any ideas gratefully appreciated. Thanks Joan.