We ordered chicks from MPC. They were shipped on Monday and arrived on Wednesday. We discovered this chick with a bad leg and started researching to figure out what to do with it. The leg looked deformed to me, but after seeing the spraddle leg pictures, I was hoping the chicks leg was just splayed. Wednesday afternoon (after finding instructions), we proceeded to tape its legs together with a band-aid. The chick wore the band-aid for 3 days, but there was no improvement and it got a sore on its hocks from hobbling around. This chick is now 6 days old and I'm afraid its leg is in the wrong position permanently. This chick has always had one perfectly good leg that was straight underneath it like the leg should be. Even though I originally taped the leg with the foot aimed in the right direction, the foot won't stay that way. Her wings are not feathering out as fast as the others - even though she can get itself to feed & water, she sleeps more than the other chicks. When I took the band-aid off to attach a new one, the leg just stuck way out to the side again. I was hopeful in the beginning, but am not very optimistic about this chick anymore Upon arrival: You can see from these 2 pics, that even though I taped the feet in the correct position, the chick will not stand on its foot correctly (these were taken last night, after the chick had been wearing the band-aid for 3 days). The chick's foot is turned out. This picture was taken right after the other two. I removed the band-aid to check on it and the bad leg popped right back out. It is bent at the knee? and there is also a sore at the back of the upper part of the knee because of how the chick is using its leg. You can see how the good leg hangs down like it's supposed to. The sore that formed I just couldn't bear to give up, so last night, I called my husband in to help me fix her legs up again, but taping them just isn't going to work. When I pull the bad leg in, it pushes the top part of the leg into an unnatural positiong - the foot doesn't want to turn right-side up. The leg seems to be stuck in a permanently wrong position.