Hello- this is my first post...I made a stupid mistake and now I need help! Please =) I have a small flock of 9 easter eggers that are about 6 months old, I have raised them on 100% organic food, no antibiotics or anything of that sort. On our farm we use no pesticides and our chickens free range during the day and have lots of access to organic vegetables and fruits. I use ACV, home grown herbs and EO's to keep our chickens healthy and have not had any health issues so far. We wanted some more chickens and I was perusing a local sales website- I saw pictures of beautiful red sex link hens that were 14 months old for sale, for a very very reasonable price. Without thinking of asking what they were fed or if they were treated with antibiotics, I called the gentleman to set up a time to pick up 10. He said that they were free ranged, very healthy, blah blah blah. I have done research on introducing adult chickens into an existing flock, so I already had a separate coop set up for them to allow for quarantine time, etc. Anyways.....I got to this farm (three kids in tow), pulled up to the barn, and immediately realized I was at a corporate style factory chicken farm. The chickens were practically on top of each other in this large barn, all missing tons of feathers, beaks cut...it was awful. The guy was waiting there for me, and already had my chickens rounded up...I was so shocked by the whole ordeal I just opened up the crate, he THREW the chickens in, and we left. Even if I had been thinking clearly I couldn't have left them there... Long story, thanks for bearing with me...now I am lost as to what to do. I'm sure these guys have been fed tons of antibiotics- is there a way to safely "flush" their systems? What kinds of natural supplements can I give them to boost their immune systems? What extra precautions should I be taking before introducing them to my existing flock? Is introducing them to my flock even possible, being that they all have their beaks cut? I feel like a moron, but at the same time I'm glad these girls are now with me. I work for an animal rescue as a trainer and rehabber of dogs....why not chickens, I suppose. And yes, I know that by buying these chickens I am just enabling this person to continue doing the same thing, I get it, trust me. Anyways....all and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!