joletabey just left here with 16 Del chicks and 1 Orp, but before she arrived, possibly sometime overnight, one of the Del chicks developed a slipped tendon (not spraddle leg) this morning or last night, so we kept it, and Tom is trying to see if he can splint it before we decide we have to cull it. Only had one slipped tendon in a chick before, a BR cockerel about 3 weeks old, and we culled it. Not sure if there is any way for this one to be fixed. The joint at the top of the leg just pops forward and seems painful. Poor little thing would have been knocked flat by the rambunctious Dels. Tom cut a drinking straw and wrapped it around the leg, including the joint, and taped it to see if it's held in place for awhile, if it will fix itself or become stronger. Could be just a freak congenital defect. Can't be a vitamin deficiency since the chicks get vitamins in their water, alternating with ACV and fresh with each change. So, I have a lonely chirping baby still here. We will probably have to cull, but wanted to ask if anyone had ever fixed a slipped tendon in a chick this age before.