I googled this, this website was the first link. XD Today I bought chickens and I think I'll hold off buying for a good while. It was so frustrating/chaotic. I've heard the auction has gone downhill but this, gah. It was freezing cold, geese were right next to the paying area. After an hour wait in the freezing cold, we were finally at the 'hole' and got our bill. We tried to argue off a white silkie roo we did not bid on, they wouldn't let us take him off. The lady had us sign a waver so we wouldn't have to slaughter our purchased chickens (she emphasized that part, I thought it odd), then she asked us about getting chickens tested for something. We asked her to repeat, she might have, but yeah, upset geese, angry/impatient people behind us, I have no clue what she said. We were ushered off to get our fowl. I think someone did the switcherroo on my roosters...Their feet had such severe leg scale mites they have to be in severe pain. The roo I looked at had nice, clean legs. I was livid at that point. I finally got home. I was curious what she wanted them tested for, so I got out the paper. I get home, read the 'waver'. It says we have to take the chickens for immediate slaughter. That's all it says, nothing else to explain this or what law orders this. I bought chickens less than 6 months ago. There was nothing like this. Now it worries me, both the slaughter thing and the testing. Anyone have any clue about this?