Our new partridge silkie pullet Artemis (hatched in early Sept.) is ill. I bought her from a lady in Colorado from this forum that said she wasn't sick before she sent the hen and that she also didn't notice her crooked under bite (yeah right!). Artemis was extremely dehydrated when she got here and had trouble keeping her balance. She has been here since Wednesday 11/25/2009 and has started acting normally since then - minus the creamy mucus coming from her nostrils. She is in quarantine and I will not let her with our other chickens until she is normal. I'm not sure what to do with her Can you take a chicken to the vet? Should I take her to the vet?