About 2 weeks ago, I was at a Tractor Supply Company type store and saw an overcrowded cage of 2 week old chicks that they had marked down to $1.50 ea and thought what the heck; I'll just buy these guys and give them a better home. This morning when I went to feed/water them, I noticed that ALL the chicks I bought in that batch have foot/toe malformations. The toe appears to be oriented sideways rather than straight, and some are curled. The chicks are not all the same variety- some are RIR and some are PBR. I've never seen this before in the hundreds of chicks I've hatched out, and I'm a bit concerned whether there might be some disease that manifests with malformed toes at the outset. Should I be worried about a contagious pathogen that might infect my healthy flock? On a side note, I hatched out chicks from my own flock at around the same time, and they've been on the same feed and none of those chicks have curled toes. Update: I just went out to their little coop to try and get a picture of the deformity and observed one of the chicks with the deformity has now become very unsteady, wobbly, and also has crooked legs while trying to walk as well. Anyone else seen symptoms like this in chicks before?