I have been hatching eggs for awhile now from multiple sources. I never had problems, and really good hatch rates (all and all). I recently hatched two batches of the same breed from the same breeder (no, I won't say who because they are very friendly and other than this I have no complaints)... and the first batch had 1 deformed chick I had to put down, then the second had a deformed chick. I'm just wondering... is this the result of maybe the health of the parent birds, shipping, inbreeding, something I have done? The first chick couldn't walk (no, not spraddle - I'm aware of spraddle) and moved it's head, for lack of a better way of putting it, like someone with Parkenson's (spelling?). While the second chick is more severely deformed in alot of ways, most noticably his head was flat on the left and his left eye was nearly on top of his head while the right eye looked about right. If someone has some scientific answer for this, please. I'm just very curious as to why all of a sudden I had two chicks that needed to be culled. The first one seemed like "well, it happens a percentage of the time" and then the second being from the same source and being the same breed has peaked my curiousity. Ideas?