So I was at our local TSC yesterday, and they had just gotten a bunch of silkies. That was my first mistake, right? I don't need any more chicks. But, I've always wanted a Silkie... Anyway. One of the little ones had a twisted leg and was hobbling along behind the others. I've done rescue work for years, and immediately wanted to rescue the poor thing. I know they have a 6 chick minimum, but I thought maybe if I explained the situation to them and that I'd already bought chicks a couple days ago, we could work something out since no one would want that one, right? Wrong. They were adamant that I purchase five additional chicks if I wanted to rescue the little one with the twisted leg. I tried to talk to a manager, but he was too busy and the employee at the chickens pen kept saying it wouldn't matter what I said, the rules are the rules. Now before I come off as a spoiled brat who thinks the rules don't apply to me, hear me out. The person before me who bought chicks, also bought a duck, and he didn't make her purchase two of them, even though that's the rule. So if he was willing to bend the rules for her, why wouldn't he do the same for this poor baby chicken? I even explained that I had chicks already, it's not like he/she would be alone. I could even show them pictures, but it was to no avail. People keep telling me, oh, don't worry about it, it'll be fine, but all I can see in my head is that little baby silke, hobbling around the bin. I want to go back in there, but I'm afraid if I raise too much of a stink, I'll get kicked out, and they're the only feed store in town. I wish I had gotten a pic, but I couldn't get close enough. Any suggestions, either for how to help this little one or what to do with it once I do?