I wonder if McMurray hatchery is overbreeding some of their birds
Or whoever they are buying their eggs from? I had gotten a bunch of chicks from them, and I had noticed that the one 'free' chick ( a silver polish) had seemed to be sort of unhealthy from day one. The bird seemed to always have its mouth sort of open. The beak seems to not fit right, the poor little thing can't close its beak all the way. No other birds have this problem. Then, I noticed that the male leghorn has a leg problem, the one leg sticks out and is cocked to the left. The bone itself looks like it got twisted at the hock somehow. This may be a leg injury that happened when it was little, not sure though. It didn't seem to have problems walking when it was little, or not that I noticed.
The other leghorns I got seem to be just fine, and so do the other birds that lived. Luckily the poor leghorn can walk, and perch on a roost, but I feel sorry for him. Figures he's the only male. :P