Today, my mom called me to tell me she found a Chicken wandering around alone across the street. No one around me has chickens, from what I can tell so it was a bit of a shock. So she caught him for me. Well I drove home later and discovered my mom had found the sickest little boy I've seen in a long time, so immediately, I made sure he was quarantined and brought him to the avian vet. They didn't know what was wrong with him, they think he has gapeworm, I know he had mites (I bathed him already), he has an eye swollen and shut and he has a respiratory sickness. He's very sick and he's been sick a while but he is alert and eating. He also is preening, and he's so young he still cheeps like a tiny chick. He's so pretty and friendly, giving up and culling him wasn't worth it. I didn't know he was so sick from what my mom said, and I nearly died when I saw how bad he was (thinking of my healthy flock X_X) but now I have him, I might as well try. Most people wouldn't pay what I did today for a stray bird and I understand that. But I couldn't help myself, so if you know what may have caused some of this I am about to post please offer your advice. His good side. His bad eye. I cleaned it a bit and managed to open it. It's all puss in there and it's solid stuff, the vets wouldn't take it out because he freaked out when they did it. He doesn't seem to mind me though. *shrugs* Mom had to chase him to catch him. and he will stand up straight. But he had a very tiring and stressful day. Do you think these bumps are from the mites? That's what I'm hoping… /= Anyone have any of this before? Besides my antibiotics and hot presses for his eye, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS? I would sincerely appreciate any posts. Please.