(Edited title to match the new diagnosis, used to be "Chick having trouble adjusting to leg brace") I had a hatch of several chicks this past weekend. One chick seemed to have a moderate splayed leg from hatch, but I've had chicks in the past who looked like they had splayed leg but just had trouble getting on their feet. I let her dry off in the incubator before putting her in the brooder with her hatch mates and some two week old chicks that they've been getting along with very well. This afternoon, I noticed she was still having some trouble, so I rigged up a brace for her with a piece of cut straw and a small hairband. Ever since I put it on her, she's been having trouble standing. She'll stand for a minute or so before slowly falling over onto her side and laying there with her legs sticking out. She has lots of trouble getting up from this position, and will just lay passively on her side while her siblings stumble over her. I tried moving her out of their direct path, but that stresses her out and she begins to cheep loudly. I've done this splayed leg thing several times before, but have never had this outcome. I know she'll only have this brace for a couple days, but I'm worried about her not being able to get to food and water, or her getting trampled by her siblings. I suppose I could separate her, but she's one of those chicks that just panics without her friends. Anyone else have experience with something like this? Will she eventually adjust? I'll try to get pictures/video later.