I'm not going to breed them now. I'm going to fix them up and rehome them. The guy I bought them from has cl adds all the time and sells chick so I thought his hens would be fine. He said he wanted to meet somewhere for biosucurity reasons, but now I'm sure he just has his hens sitting in filth and didn't want me to see. Was a complete ass about how I was getting a deal in them too. My lasson learned. I'm sure I know someone who wouldn't mind a little flock of silkies as egg laying pets so I'll fix them up and find a friend who wants them, knowing that they can't be bread. I just bought some chicks from an NPIP breeder for an arm and a leg so I will just wait and let them keep my roos company. Right now they have plenty of other hens to keep them busy.
I am very tempted to post this on cl so this guy can't do this to someone else, and my husband wants me to send him some very mean texts but I'm not going to. I'm bought them because I thought I could help, I have awsome quarinteen coops and time to give so I will help and try to stay positive. Thanks for the info on testing. I have had sickly hens before because I take in rescue birds and patch them up now and then... but I have never seen any that were this bad. So many of their issues are easy fixes too... or could have been prevented.