So last night we got our birds, chicks born this spring (supposedly 20-24 weeks) They came from a farm about two hours from our home - I haven't been to this place we just felt comfortable from the lady we talked to. We ordered 4. Got home and opened the apple box they were put in and found 5, with the brahma's legs still taped together. As you can see one of the buffs has a bit of a problem. Is this just from pecking. I'm pretty sure that the big pile of diarrhea we found this morning is from the same bird. It was a bit alarming given the fact that the other poop (which isn't very much) is tiny little poop pellets then there was this huge pile in the middle of the board. I don't want five birds, but I'm wondering if this buff is sick or just been pecked to pieces and stressed from moving to a new home. These birds came from a very large flock of about 7 thousand (free ranging). Mostly I'm just very nervous and wonder if we should just take them all back and raise our own chicks in the spring. Would it be bad to swap birds - from what we can tell the brahma is the most gentle and we're wondering if we could bring in another brahma today and get rid of two that we have. Ahhhhh, I don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.