Well let me tell ya about my loss yesterday. Could have been a worse situation Had I not checked them out before I brought them home. I went to a live chicken auction Knowing I've gotten sick chickens before at sales, should have reminded myself that. Anyhows here came a cage of chickens it was 6 hens and 1 rooster of the black dutch bantams... DH says ooooh we dont have anything solid black so I bid up to $5 a piece. Tickled to death thinkin I got this whole bunch for what a pair should cost...go to pick them up and takin them to the truck start to look them over...UGH!!!! at least 3 of them had nasty looking noses. I was not about to take them home. But there's nothing I could do about it there's nothing sayin you cant sell sick chickens there. just so happen's the "buyer" who buys up everything was parked beside me... He took them off my hands for $2 a piece... made me sick. I refuse to sale anything thats sick I dont understand how some people could care less to toss their problems off on someone else.. that deal cost me $20 bucks but I'm so thankful I left them there and didnt bring the problem home... On a happier note I also bid on a trio of mille fluers.. They look rough no tail feathers and have been picked at but they seem to be healthy so far. Even one of the hens laid an egg today already. she must feel at home already. And my hubby picked him up a pair of the lady amheurst (however ya spell it) pheasants.. they need some TLC also the crate they had them in ripped most of his tail feathers out. Guess I'm done ranting!