Sunday i purchased 4 two day old chicks. After a couple of days I noticed one standing awkward and limping. It appeared a to have a tight ligament preventing it from extending it's leg, it also had a scab around its leg. The chick was declining more towards the end of the week so I looked at again last night. The belly seemed a little hard on one side and the leg was still the same. Then the chick began to ooze a yellow yolk like substance from it's belly area down the leg, it just kept oozing. It was not puss. Then I poked around the scab around it's leg. The "scab" was I guess the ambilical cord pulling from the belly then wrapped around it leg. I cut it from around the leg and snipped it off close to the belly. The chick was fiesty the whole time and did not seem in pain. This morning she just stood there while the other chicks ate. I hope it just needs a day or so to recoup. Has anyone had anything similar happen? Was this the yolk it absorbed? I did give the chick a few drops of sports drink from a dropper, I hope that was ok. Thanks.