I have had 3 cases of spraddles, in my java chicks, this year, out of 25 chicks so far. Two of the three were brooder hatched, and the third was with a broody, but brought inside to the brooder immediately upon hatching. They are hatched on a waffle mat, and are "spraddled" the minute they are out of the egg, so it's not something that developed from slippery footing. My java chicks seem to be huge this year, but this just might be an illusion, since they are hatching "next door" to silkies. Could I have some kind of nutritional deficiency in the parents? They get oyster shell, and free range daily. In one case, the bandaid worked. In another it did not, and jury is still out on this third chick (who is propped between two papertowel holders). Darn it.