I have searched around the forum to read about poult leg problems - seems like a common issue, but my situation seems a little different. I have 12 poults they are now 3 weeks old and 3 of them, just in the last few days, have developed leg problems. it seems like a problem at the knee joint. 2 of them have both legs that are just kind of bent funny to the back (not to the side) and they can't stand up straight, one of them only has a problem with one leg, but it is kind of crooked and out to the side and this poult is really having trouble walking. oh, i am feeling overwhelmed. i am feeding a home devised diet of milk, fresh greens (alfalfa, comfrey, dandelion leaves, chard, etc), and sprouted triticale blended together. then i add barley flakes, cracked wheat, wheat germ, kelp, corn grits, and small oyster shell. may sound strange and time consuming to some of you, but i am trying to avoid non-organic, GMO feeds. anyway, i am wondering if it is a protein deficiency? or other nutritional problem? i just scrambled 2 eggs, mixed with milk and cod liver oil and put it in a dish for them. i want my problem poults to get better, and i want to avoid this happening to the other poults. anyone have any ideas? is there a way to help the ones that have developed this leg problem? i am not sure about the breeds because i just got a hatchery mix, but i think one of them with the one leg problem is a black spanish, and the other 2 are yellow/white in color - my friend told me the hatchery (welp) would not give me broad-breasted whites in the mix - only heritage breeds. but i don't know. thanks for your help, i am sad about my problem poults. it's a learning process for me, but i don't want my poults suffering.