I recently rescued a footless Silkie "hen", and 'her' sister. The poor birds weren't kept very well, but they didn't appear to be ill, just a little roughed up. The footless bird also had a mild case of lice, which I treated immediately. Since I got them, I've kept them in quarantine, and let them out occasionally in a tractor on fresh grass. But, just the other day I noticed that Peggy, affectionately known for 'her' peg leg, has discharge coming from one nostril, bubbles in her eyes, and swollen nasel passages. I added ACV to their water, along with garlic. If that doesn't help I will start meds. Also, since Peggy was quite bald when 'she' came to me, many, many new and brightly colored feathers are coming in. "She" has regrown a lovely crest.... and streamers. I'm thinking "she's" a male. "She" was sold to me as a hen, supposedly around 5 months of age. So, as much as it breaks my heart, I am thinking it is probably best if I cull these two birds. Peggy because of her illness, and her sister, Chestnut, because she's been with "her" the whole time. Please give me humane ways to cull adult birds, and possibly if you know, a cure or a good idea for their illness. Thanks.