I bought a pullet when she was 5 wks or so from a backyard breeder. She was kept with a zillion other chicks in a rabbit hutch. Once I got her home I realized one foot completely turned out and she limped on it (like a 45 degree angle). As she has gotten older she is barely able to use the leg.... or actually not at all. When she free ranges with the rest of the flock she tends to go a bit and then just sit. She is a healthy weight and looks good- so far the other chickens don't pick on her or exclude her. I don't really worry about her with predators because they only free range when I am there- the rest of the time they are in a secure run. DH and I have been watching her and she seems ok, but don't want to keep a chicken around if it is cruel for them. Thanks.