I just bought three chicken off craigslist, 2 faverolles and 1 cuckoo maran. I got them home and inspected them and guess what -- mites all over them. The cuckoo maran is only 11 weeks old. The other two are 4 months. I've treated them all with poultry dust as well as then pen. Will treat again in a few days. I've successfully treated mites before so am pretty sure I can handle the mite issue However, one of the faverolles eye is shut and has a broken beak -- just a little off the front. The eye doesn't appear to be swollen and she open it occasionally. From what I've read, the beak should grow back just fine. The eye I'm not to sure what to do. One thing I read was to treat with neosporin. Any other suggestions.
We just built a new coop for our existing three girls so we have a separate coop that we can keep the new chickens in until they are well. I bought the new girls off craigslist. I've bought off craiglist before with no problem, but not this time. I have no intention on returning them to this guy -- I couldn't put them back into those conditions. I am pretty sure I can nurse them back to health. I wish there was some way of warning people not to buy from this guy. At any rate, any suggestions on the eye issue would be appreciated.