1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

sick chickens, newbie.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by findlow1, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. findlow1

    findlow1 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Oct 5, 2015
    Help I bought chickens at auction from distance looked good. After paid for 3 had bad puss eyes on one side. One had some feathers missing around neck and body and smelled. Bought antibiotics and started treating eyes and food. One with smell started throwing up BAD, ON 3RD day. Dispatched her. Later did 2 of the others with eye problems. Got lethargic. One left. Eye still clised and swolen.black warts on comb. Guess about 16 weeks all females. All came in one sm cage. I felt sorry. What to do. I have no others. 5 left
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    27,045
    10,186
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    You seem to be doing all you can, but its a sorry state of affairs. I have read other threads where members have warned against buying at auction. I would be inclined to cull them all and find a reputable breeder in your area. Go to the "where are you" threads and see if there is a group of BYCers in your area as they may be able to recommend reputable sources.

    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    33,412
    8,404
    616
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    I'm sorry to hear about the chickens you ended up with from the auction. I hope you can find a reputable breeder or someone in your state thread that can sell you some healthy birds. Another option is once you have 20 posts, you can use the buy-sell-trade forum to start over with some healthy chickens.

    Good luck to you.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,918
    8,003
    746
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It would be good to find out what is wrong with them. If they have a contagious disease, you would want to wait and totally disinfect and scrub out the coop, brooder and everything else before bringing in new birds.
     
  6. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    338
    19
    61
    Sep 25, 2015
    South Carolina USA
    Good Luck with your chickens. Sounds like you are doing all I know to do.
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    6,334
    337
    296
    Jun 10, 2013
    Michigan
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,644
    217
    216
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by