I tried Silver Wyandottes just one time. I've always ordered chicks from Mt Healthy Hatcheriesl. One was a roo we gave away. One was lame from day one. It looked like the hip was dislocated and the foot wagged in back like a tail. We tried to straighten and hold it in place until she was 6 mo old, but finally we gave up, and she got along with only one useable leg in a separate "apartment" in the coop. All the others grew well. However, at about one year, with no obvious evidence of disease, we found one after another dead in the run at about month intervals. Not egg bound, no violence, no insects. At about two years old the crippled one suddenly died. Other breeds bought at the same time and in the same flock did well (Orpingtons and Australorps). It's a mystery to us, since we've had a variety of different breeds and all have done well. Any thoughts?????? Where do most folks get their Wyandottes?