Hello All, My chicks hatched last week. (My 2 year old played with the thermostat on the incubator one day when I was at school and I only got 5 chicks out of 40 to hatch. Four of them are VERY healthy. One has a hurt leg.. His hurt leg looks just like the one in this post from a couple years back. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=252585 I tried splinting the first two days with a tiith pick, then I tried with a bandaid for three days. Both seem to bother the chick more than help. I think the leg hurts him cause he doesn't like me to touch it and yelps when he steps on it by accident. Aside from his leg, this chick is very healthy; he has nice feather growth, friendly character, perky behavior. He hops around on one foot and won't let the other one touch the ground. The other chicks don't bother him. So.. i've been thinking about amputating his leg. I have coagulating powder to stop the bleeding. I know they can bleed to death very easily. When I was little one of my sisters ran over the foot of a 2 week old chick with her tricycle (it was an accident) the chick lost most of its foot and went on to live a good 5 years as a back yard layer. What are your thoughts? Leave it be, splint again, amputate, cull?