Hi, all! Hubby and I just got the ok to drive to one of our local chicken houses and catch the ones that were too "small" to take to butcher. WOW!! I have never smelled anything like that before in my life!! It was like swimming in a kitty litter box!!! (I think I'll need to burn our clothes) heehhee So...there we were, our friends/neighbors and our kids chasing these little poor chickies in these super large houses..it was a funny site! 2 of the little guys were deformed or badly injured (I can't tell), but my thoughts being that EVERY living thing deserves a chance at life--we take the 2 little boogers home and put in a separate cage. They are 6 weeks old, how long before we can let them out? They have most of their feathers, but underneath are bald. We also have them separated from our chickens and put anti-biotics in their water. Is this ok? How long until we can let them with our chickens? They look pretty rough and most people wouldn't have taken them--just let them get killed. But they're still living and feel the same pain and joy as my pampered "fancy" chickens--that's what I feel, anyway. So, every so many months, this might become a habit-rescue-expedition..hahaha. I'll send photos tomorrow; but they are sure rough looking right now. Please say a prayer for us that we are able to care for them, get them where healthy chickens should be and they enjoy their new lives here on the farm in Alabama.