Hello everyone. One of my daughters hens layed, and hatched 12 young chicks about two months ago, and we immediately put them in a brooder, just like we alwasy do and started hand raising them (we have hawks around here bad). About a week or so ago one by one they started getting sick, really sick. It begins where they are unable to walk that well on thier own, and one leg begins to stick straight out, and their feet start to curl up. Its as if their legs get stiff, stick straight out, and a couple days later all they are able to do is flop around, and even unable to get off thier backs. As if they are paralyzed. I can hold them and they will eat, or drink, but they are just totally paralyzed. I have had chickens for several years, and never had this issue. We now only have about 5 left, and my daughter and I are getting REALLY upset because of this. Its heartbreaking. I dont want whatever this is going to my grown chicks and killing all of my other animals, so someone PLEASE HELP US!! I dont check here very often so if you could email me any advice that you have, it would be great. Is there something we can give them to ensure all of my chicks wont die??