In the Brooder
- Apr 26, 2015
I have to say that I am so very disappointed in my purchase from my pet chicken. 4 weeks ago today 16 birds were shipped out to me. i received them on wednesday. one died in my hand as the others were coming out of the box. another died over that night a 3rd died that saturday. one week later another presented with a weird wart-like thing near here ear, then it spread through her whole body and she now has welts and had to be put on antibiotics for fowlpox. on thursday of last week when i checked them one was laying upside down being run over by everyone. turns out she can't walk. it progressively got worse. she had to be put down on Saturday. the little pox bird is now regressing and becoming more lethargic. I have never had chickens on my property and I can't imagine that all 5 birds got some sort of disease from this environment. I will have to say that I would never order birds from my pet chicken again and most likely will never order chick in the mail. this has been such a heart wrenching experience. my vet seems to think that since there has been such a high mortality rate and I have never had chickens before that something happened at the hatchery and I pretty much got a "bad batch" I have been assured that my pet chicken could never have sent me sick birds, which seems to me like not the honest truth. I know most people have had a good experience, but you should also hear the bad ones.