Hi, We have a buff silkie chick that's almost eight weeks old now, when we got her she was six weeks, and we named her Minnie, and we also got another buff Silkie named Tweety the same day, who she is very attached to.. a day after we got her, we noticed her left foot was twisted. We contacted the person we got Minnie from, and they said they have raised chickens with crooked feet before, and if we wanted to keep her, we could. We decided to keep her and see how she does.. She got around pretty well, eating and drinking. To walk, she just was slower, and usually stayed in the corner to avoid being knocked over by the guineas who were just getting better at flying. But after she had been with our younger guineas, once they got around her size, We noticed that it wasn't just her foot anymore, it was the whole left leg, and she was dragging behind her. And so we took and put her in a wash tub we have, and let her have her own food and water, along with her buddy, Tweety with her because she is very attached to him so she wouldn't be alone. And now, she flaps her wings to get around, and she is able to move her left leg, she just can't really walk on it. it's just we think it's broken at the joint, so we don't know if we could spint it. And on her right foot, her toes on that foot are crooked. If we sit her in our lap, it looks like she's doing a split. I just don't want her to be in pain. We will be taking her to our vet here soon to see what he may think, but I wanted to check on here, as well. She is the sweetest thing, out of all our birds, she is the most kind, she is very gentle and most of the time quiet. If you talk to her, she'll cock her head at you like she understands. And We have gotten attached to her. What can we do about the leg? would she be okay if she needs it amputated? What can we do about her crooked toes? We don't want to have to put her down, but if she's in pain, and would be better off, I guess we will have to. But we want to give her the best chance we can before it comes to that. Thanks! This is Minnie. Her left leg. on her right foot, her crooked toes. My baby, Minnie.