We just got some chickens about a month ago. Mixed breed from some chinese silk chickens. All were/seemd healthy. The woman/breeder told us to feed them with what we call here "baby 1" chicken feed that came with them and buy "baby 2" feed and mix it together and then switch to only baby 2 feed. We did that. The chickens have a good house they live in but the arrived sooner than we expected so they are just in a temporary cage (which is pretty big) but don't have a door to go outside, can only go when we let them out so they haven't been so much out. They have clean water and food. Get some weeds (is that the word) from the garden and have a large branch that they can sit on and play on. Clean cage. We have ducks in the same house but in also a separate cage, they don't see each other and the chicken don't seem to be afraid of them. Now the problem is that suddenly one chicken (rooster I think) got a splayed leg. One leg just sticks out to the side and he can't really walk on it. Then we noticed that the chicken are all pretty skinny (I couln't really see it by husband did because he takes more care of them you can't really see well because their feathers are like puffy with a lot of down like the chinese silk chickens. Do you know what has happened? I heard also that the feed MIGHT be salmonella contaminated, it was in the news but only some of the babyfeed was being called back but we finished ours so might this be a result of salmonella if our chicken have it? How can we check if the chickens have salmonella? They seem to feel well except being skinny. Thank you in advance!