This chick was big when it hatched. Its leg was in a precarious position right from the start. It looked like a splayed leg so my hubby and I banded the legs (as I read from this site). We kept checking the legs every other day and changing the banding. No matter what, we could not get the leg to not stick straight out to the left of the chicks body. After trying to help the chick for 10 days, I removed the banding and we were actually looking closer at the joint and it seems the legs joint is double the size of the right leg. The left leg seems to be facing completely to the left! Plus, we can bend the leg and the chick does not seem to mind at all....just it bends back and forth facing left! I don't know if I am describing this so anyone understands....but, I have a question. Should we cull this chick? He is a beautiful Barred-Rock but his leg sticks out to the left and he hops around on the right leg, using the left leg/foot like a cane. I put him in with all his hatchmates during the day (I find he does ok but if the chicks spook for any reason, they tend to run right over his leg.) He doesn't seem to be in pain, but, what do I know. I want to know if anyone has kept a chick in this condition and if it could live a long life? It sits alot with its leg resting out to the left. I have seen the chick with the leg bent in a bit when it sits sometimes. He eats, drinks and flutters with his wings flapping in the morning when all the others are stretching their wings. Oh....what to do?? I don't know what is best. Can someone help us....this is my first disabled chick.....we are new at this! Thanks for any help!