I have a one-week old Ameraucana chick with what I think is spraddle leg (I've never seen it before). He can stand and walk but is sort of cow hocked with his feet splayed out to the sides. For the last 4 days he's been wearing a bandaid hobble that I learned about from reading here, but he doesn't seem to be getting any better. He gets around reasonably well with the bandaid on but isn't gaining size as fast as the other chicks. He also keeps up a nearly constant sad sort of cheeping. I took the bandaid off today to see how he is without it and while his balance is better than before, his little legs just aren't properly underneath him. The chicks are on paper towel but as of today half of the brooder is shavings. My question is this: do I hobble him again and leave it on longer, or do I leave him alone and see if his legs strengthen up? I'm a little confused because the info I found on spraddle leg indicated that once they're able to stand on their own you can take the hobble off.