I brought home my first chicks on Sunday. I bought 6 chicks: 3 Sussex, 2 Easter eggers, and a Japanese bantam. The chicks are 1 - 2 weeks old.
Once home, within a short period of time I noticed one of the Sussex staggering about, then another. Now they are much better but still staggering some. And their legs are splayed out.
My question is, should I hobble their legs closer together? What will happen to their legs if I don't? I am also wondering if perhaps I should cull them. My interests in the chicks are for pets and for eggs. But I also want healthy adult chickens.
I've read a lot of articles here on the BYC, about similiar conditions, but the cause has not been defined well, with a vitamin deficiency being the main suspicion. When I can get back into town tomorrow, I was going to get a vitamin suppliment.
'Appreciate any help and comments.