Quote:Crud, I didn't check me email until this afternoon or I would have hit you up on that offer. We left after 7 this morning to go. (I might have seen ya and not realized it) Me and Zach circled around the birds a couple of times. Mostly rooster and chicks. There were two sets that we really looked at. One was the cage with dark red RIRs and one had black australorps. After closely looking at the australorps, it looked like thier combs were rotten. I couldn't tell what it was but they had black tips and the roo's looked like it would fall right off. I decided against them. The RIRs were the best looking birds out there IMO. They had several hens and all but one had tail feathers. I checked two of them out. The one without tail feathers was bright eyed, easy to handle, clean legs, and I didn't see any mites or bugs under her wings or vent. The only thing was she had a bald butt. The one hen that did have tail feathers was bigger than the others and had blood on her beak from pecking the other birds. She was hard to hold. I asked the lady about them and she said they were hatched last August and the big hen was very aggressive. The big hen had plucked all the tail feathers out of the others. I looked at all the birds in the cage as a whole and they all looked healthy (they were very alert), just some bald butts. I got one of the bald butts, I don't need an aggressive, feather plucking hen. We checked her over again before we bought her. She had the brightest comb in the bunch. She's in our quaretine coop now. Zach is just tickled. I don't like having her by herself, but Zach has been talking to her and interacting with her and she can see the other birds across the yard. Oh, and Zoii IS NOT HAPPY. I got there late this morning and I saw ya'll first thing , I said hey to you and called you by name but you just kind of dissed me ,lol , I was wearing a cowboy hat you may not have recognized me . But I figured if you needed any help you would have called me ,I sent you my cell #. Glad you found a replacement though , ya'll need to get out where you can really have some birds.Well , next time you get down our way call me and I'll show you the safe places to eat at the flea market .haha Im sorry! I remember someone saying something to me I just didn't realize who it was. I didn't read my email till yesterday afternoon. We do really need to get out! I would love to live out somewhere where I could have a much bigger flock. I stayed away from the market food!