Okay so I went against my better judgement today. One of my friends contacted me, she just began a very demanding job and can't care for her flock like she wants. She's one of my chicken friends and her flock has always been healthy as far as I've known. I do not typically accept hens or birds from anyone who is not NPIP certified and I am usually very picky. I was trying to help this friend. There are about 8 birds in the bed of my truck in route to my farm right now. I wish I had somewhere else to take them. Upon loading them in the cages to transport I personally inspected each bird. One of the roosters has a spot on his comb that looks like fowl pox to me. That I can handle. What really scared me is one of the barred rocks. I could feel her chest rattle when I was holding her. Not a bad rattle but enough to be noticed. I placed an ear to her chest and couldn't hear anything. At this point all of the other birds were already loaded and I was comitted. I was informed that the hen is about 5 years old and another one the same age recently died. They were assuming old age. These folks are Spanish and I'm not so there is a language barrier. What in blue heck do I do now? I have a portable building shed thing they are going in for the night. Not near my flock of nearly 300 birds many of which are rare or on the livestock conservatory watch list. I can't lose my flock.. it may be nothing but personally I'm freaking out.