Long story short, i hatched this one bantam sultan chick that had a really hard time hatching. it had shrink wrapped and was stuck in the egg for about 48 hours. I helped it by bringing it into a steamy bathroom and getting it out of the shell (it was most of the way zipped but didn't have the energy to break out). Normally i never like to help chicks hatch because i normally think there may be something wrong with them, which is why they cant get out. This time was alittle different because i had some incubator problems and my thermometer and humidity gauge broke, so i kinda thought the chick couldn't get out due to problems that weren't genetic/congenital. I had already lost one zipped chick in a egg that couldn't get out, so in a moment of weakness i gave in and tried to save this one. I am now concerned and wondered if i did the right thing. It was very weak and is very small compared to the others. I put it back in the incubator to recover for the night. It still had a umbilical cord still attached and it didn't look good (i honestly thought it was just too weak and was going to die). It could stand up or walk for hours, i fed it poly-vi-sol and grow-gel and eventually it has gotten better to the point it can stand and walk around. Its in the brooder with the others, it eats, drinks, poops ok. The cord has dried up and I'm hoping it falls off soon. But i noticed that it keeps standing and sitting funny. It seems to get around ok but i don't want it to get worse. I don't know how it could have got splayed leg because there is nothing slippery in our brooder or incubator so i assume it might have been born with the problem? Any-who, i want to make sure that it is splay leg so if anyone can confirm this for me, that would be great. I know you can band-aid its legs together to help it, but my only concern is that it has feather legs and i don't want to hurt it when i have to take the band-aid off. It was hard to get a good picture of it. It tends to always fall and sit on its butt but it is still able to get around. Its not really severe so thats why i can't tell if its splay leg or not. What do you think?