I just got my first chickens. they are three 4-5 month old pullets. Two EE's and a red sex-link. That's what the kid I bought them from said. It went down kinda like some back alley deal. Actually it happened in a pitch dark alley so may be it was exactly like that. I told him what I wanted and he picked out three from the huddled birds inside a small dog house. I've had them for a day I am happy they are very beautiful. They are calm enough that I can catch and move them a little. After reading some descriptions of how to hold them I think I'll be able to give them a good once over tomorrow. What should I be looking for? Obviously any bugs or what not but is there any thing else I should be aware of?They all seem to have their tail feathers a bit beat up. I'm guessing it was from them all being packed in a little dog house, anything else it might be? One seems to have a messed up toe. The toe doesn't point where it should and it's twisted so the nail looks sideways. She was the only one that actually used the perch so I can't be that bad. Let me know thanks!!!