My son volunteered us to care for his classroom's chicks over the weekend. There was chick who had a leg problem. I put him in a separate little box so he didn't get picked on by the others. I decided to keep the baby for the week to see if I could get him walking. So I did a google search as to what it might be: slipped tendon? splayed leg? Here's what I've done so far. Immediately changed the bottom of the cardboard box to paper towels instead of newspaper. I felt around for a slipped tendon and after bending his leg back (like he was stretching) I wrapped it while it was straight. That leg also had curled toes and the other toes were starting to curl too. So I made little shoes from medical tape. I made him a little chick chair and had him in there for about a day. Took him out unwrapped him and at first there was progress but he still was sitting back on his hocks and leaning towards the good leg. Then last night I decided to try the hobble with his shoes again. This morning I found him on his back. I try to encourage him to walk but he doesn't want to. I'm going to get him some of the Poly-vi-sol without iron I have seen mentioned, along with some medicated chick feed and better bedding so he isn't destroying his hocks. Is there any hope for this little fellow? He only hatched last week.