So i decided to get some chickens, just for eggs & watch them hatch chicks, just to enjoy since i have loved chickens since i was a child. Heres how the experience has been so far... I got a RIR roo by himself a few mos ago he was healthy & fun to watch, so i decided to get some pullets. 1 pullet got sick immediately (what i now know to be coryza)so on the advice of members on here i had my bf cull it, the other 2 pullets i gave back. Ffwd 1 1/2 months, i bought 8 more pullets, thoroughly inspected each 1, no sign of sickness. The temperature dropped off while i was working they got too cold & i now have 1 with full blown coryza, she is now isolated but has exposed all chickens. I mean she smells rotten like she is dead, eyes oozing, gross. 2 more with a faint odor but no other symptoms. I have been giving duramyacin for over a week, just as a precaution, now gonna give sulmet. Obviously there is no such thing as a "clean" chicken, even young pullets. WHO KNEW just getting a few chickens for a backyard would be such a horrible experience?? Out of all the people i know that have had chickens no one had to cull & treat sick chicks! Not going to cull anymore. Gonna give this last treatment of sulmet, they either live or die on their own. Keep a closed flcck just for eggs & when these all die off for whatever reason try to findclean chickens somehow or maybe just stick w the grocery store!