The chick will not need to be on the board for very long if you catch the problem soon enough. Once the chick starts breathing air the bones start hardening so the longer you wait the longer it will have to be taped down. I think you said the chick is four days old? So it has probably already used the yolk reserve and will need to have something placed close enough to be able to eat and drink. Water is the most important and feed is second. You can place a waterer near but be sure it can not drown in it by placing marbles or something to keep its head from submerging. Feed can be sprinkled under its head.Thank you so much. I'm going to use the cardboard method. A question - how do I make sure it is still able to get enough to eat and drink?
Good job!We all survived the night. I un-taped the peachick this morning but left it in a reduced space until noon. It is now in the bigger brooder box with the others. While it still wobbles a little when excited it is so much better. Legs straight underneath. Standing upright.
Thanks again for the help.