What on earth is going on with his feet? He's a five week old Red Golden Pheasant, and as you can see, his feet are pretty gnarly. There's one toe where the toenail is even completely upside down! He's able to stand properly, but can't walk right to save his life. He's constantly stumbling and falling around. I had four other pheasant hatch this season, and they too seemed to have messed up feet and had difficulties walking. I lost those chicks though due to both an unexpected lice infestation and due to them getting their feet caught in the spacing of the wire floor(hence why this guy has a solid floor) weeks ago. I thought he would grow out of it, but he hasn't and his feet are only getting more and more noticeably messed up. I also noticed that, for the first few days, all the pheasant chicks were noticeably weaker than my chicken chicks. If they fell onto their back, they would simply stay that way for a few minutes, before getting back on their feet! Last year, I lost all but two pheasant chicks because the others were unable to hatch due to their parents not getting enough protein. Those two chicks also ended up dying thanks to my stupid dog, but their feet were normal and they weren't weak. This year, I gave my pheasant pair a special pheasant blend with 30% protein in it, as well as free fed them wild bird seeds with sunflower seeds in it. I didn't free fed them the special blend since my doves were gobbling it up too, and I was unsure if the extra protein would hurt them, but they got the blend every other day. I also gave them grass/weeds whenever I thought about it. As a result, any eggs that were fertile hatched successfully, but they all had this foot deformity. Meanwhile, the protein-deficient chicks from last year didn't? The chicks this year also all got only the special 30% protein blend. Is a nutrition issue, or something that glitched while in the egg, or something else? Help on what's going on and if I can help this little guy is appreciated! But please, if this is a nutrition deficiency, tell me how to fix it and not just say it's a nutrition problem. I have no idea where to start if this is a nutrition issue with the parents or chicks!