Please can anyone help me? I purchased 3 hens about 2 weeks ago. They are silky chickens. They looked very healthy and clean in the shop, and I was not able to handle then as they were put in a box for me. When I got home (2 hours drive away) I picked them up out of the box and was shocked to find they were just bags of bones. I really can not feel any meat on then or muscle. The breast bone is sticking out and I can feel it going right up into the body!!!! I can't drive as I am disabled and a neighbour took me back to the shop with the hens. The owner said they just need feeding up as they did not get enough food from the person he got then from. I took them back and have been feeding them up with scrambled eggs, chick started crumbs mixed with water and anything else I can get them to eat. They are acting really lively, eating well, behaving normally, but not putting on any weight at all. Their droppings are loose and are orange brown colour and very smelly though. I thought this might be because of all the soft mushy things I was feeding them and the eggs. I don't understand why they are acting like they are so healthy. Its too late to take them back for a refund and I am attached to them now. I got my neighbour to take me to the vet with them, only to be told they don't have any medicine for chickens! I have cycled to my feed stores and non of them sell chicken medicine either!!!!! The big vets is in the city an hour away.........but I don't want to ask my neighbour any more. I am so upset. Have you any ideas what I can do or why they are like this?