Chicken purchasing question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickBond 007, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Tomorrow Hubby and I will be going to a farm auction, a typical spring activity here and opportunity for him to load up more "man treasure". (Whatever keeps him occupied, ya know what I mean?) But I was reading the sale bill and it says,
    "15 nanny goats, 2 hogs already bred, 3 ewes, 8 turkeys, 12 rabbits, 17 pheasants, 1000 chicken pullets, small group of Bantams, 1 pair quail. Bring own cages to haul"

    If I were thinking of bidding on those Bantams, what should I check out on them first, prior to bidding? Legs for scaly leg or something along those lines?

    I assume the 1000 pullets are Cornish Rocks or Cornish Xs, and I've got 15 of those meatie-monsters in the brooder now eating me out of house/home.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Check for leg mites, runny nose, runny eyes, deformed feet, etc. Anything that would be obvious when purchasing any pet.

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