I had a new hatch two days ago that has a problem with his largest toe on one of his feet. It's not "twisted" like I've seen before. And he has no problem holding his feet under him properly either. The issue is that the toe is pointing UP. The second joint going in from his toenail touches the ground, but the last joint (the one closest to his toenail) sits up off the ground and the toe points up. I tried to bend it downwards, and it doesn't go. I had a feeling I was going to actually break the bone in his toe trying to bend it down, so I left it alone. He has a very slight upward curve on his other foot, but he doesn't seem to have problems with that foot. Only the one that actually points up AND practically reaches for the sky, is giving him problems. Most importantly, he is up hopping around with the others. He does have balance issues from it, and I can tell he struggles to move around as quickly as the others, but he's overcoming them to try and be a normal chick. So my question is, should I leave it, and let him just grow and be a "special" chicken? Should I go ahead and try to fix it, even if it breaks the toe and/or joint? Or should I put him down? Since he is still TRYING to be a normal chicken, he has no problems moving to the food and water, nor pooping (he hasn't let poop get on his rear end - he still stands for that too). So ability-wise he is fine. He's just got to fine-tune the motor skills involved with a messed up foot. Also, I don't think the toe gives him pain, because he never tries to hold his foot off of the ground, or pecks at it, like it bothers him. He simply can't balance that well, because the toe that would normally keep him from falling forward is too short (for the part that has contact with the ground) to stop it.