Brought silkies from the Auction and.....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by erthymom2, May 1, 2009.

  1. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    I HAD to buy them - These poor things have a load of problems with them:
    toenails are long and curling under, feathers on feet/legs are caked with feces and mud, butt and underside feather - well, you know what they look like, and one poor roo guy looks like he was de-beaked!!
    One by one i will be cleaning,clipping and combing them out. The one little pullet looks like she was taken care of the best, but the 4 roo's are a mess.
    They are all being wormed and getting electrolites and vitamins, along with some gamebird feed to help perk them up.

  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    [​IMG] They sound like a mess. I bet you will have them feeling and looking better in no time!
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    BEFORE & AFTER pics PLEASE!!!! [​IMG]
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    [​IMG] to you for saving them!!....... pics please
  5. Be Absolutely sure you isolate these guys. I did this about two months ago. It took a long time to get them all to look decent and they were a mess.

    I sold them to a friend after a month and they are now in a run with a small coop and they have the life of Brian.

    I would do it again.
  6. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Local auctions...disease...disease...the Horror! The Horror! [​IMG]
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Sorry, have to agree with that too... some things they will be carrier for life so careful when introducing them to your flock.

  8. Again. ISOLATE. Be sure when you are doen with these guys that you clean up anything they touch. Even after 8 weeks of isolation, they can turn up with a disease.

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