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Hi Karen-

All those things you mentioned are good, but here are some things to consider as well: 

They shouldn't have any odd smell about them, and look at their legs too....the legs should be smooth with no bumpy scales.  Check under the wing feathers and near the vent for parasites like mites or lice. 

Look around at the environment they've been living in....if it's dirty, and you get this feeling like, maybe it's not a good idea, then trust your instincts.

Hope this helps and good luck!  I hope they're gorgous and in great shape!

Sharon

what if you get them from a swap and can't see their original environment, what kinds of things should I look for or questions to ask the seller?

Buying from a swap is not a good idea IMO,

but you would ask about their environment...and lots of suggestions here already on what to look for.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply