I went out to open the chick's pen today, and found this guy (girl? I don't know, not quite 8 week old English Orpington) on his belly with legs spread out, not able to stand on his own. I tried to help him up, but he tipped over. I didn't have a camera with me at the time (of course), and didn't want to leave him to get pecked at while I went to get it, so I picked him up and brought him up to the house. I've got a tape wrapped around his legs, which seems to help him be upright, he's eating (some scrambled egg with brewer's yeast, chick starter sprinkled on top) and drinking water fine. Here are the pics that I have.... This is without the band around his legs. See how the left joint is down and the foot is not wide? Then as he starts to sink that right wing goes out a bit? I suppose to try and balance? I tried to show how he is sitting with his shoulders hunched up, but because he's black it's not showing well. He's got several, normal looking poops and one grainy gloppy one that looks like it put a lot of liquid into the towel. He's a free range during the daytime baby, still with the mama and his nine clutch-mates, secure in their own pen at night, but they started getting introduced to the rest of the flock last week. Everyone's been doing pretty well. I have the ability to monitor, visually and audibly, the pasture from the front window and there hasn't been any sign of distress. The mama is super protective (random cross breed American buff orpy) and gets into brawls if the other Betties start messing with the babies. I don't see any obvious injuries. Any ideas? I really don't want it to be Marek's...I have absolutely no access to an avian vet anywhere near me, in case you were going to ask Thanks in advance for any advice!