Sickly looking birds for sale - No thanks!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MIKE555444, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stopped by a road side sale or "flea market" and one guy had some chickens for sale. Excited to take a peek I was shocked when i got close enough to really see them.... They looked horrible. Even there combs looked dried up and almost dead? I would have never purchased these and added to my flock but I felt really sorry for them [​IMG]

    Could the dried up combs be from dehydration or age of the hens??

    To be very honest i didn't want to get to close to them...
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Is there anyone you know who doesn't have chickens who might be able to rescue them? It's just too awful to think about them staying with that uncaring person [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:probably from avian pox i my girls are now recovering from it but casper got the worst of it her comb is pretty bad since she was broody she got hit hard with it but i keep it clean and with iodine on it and she seems pretty okay but ide say its prob avian pox
     
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were set up on the weekend along the road and were long gone with in a few hours. Maybe somone purchased them that will care for them better. i just never seen anythink like it before ....

    I wish I had took pics
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw some sad chickens at the feed store. They were both barred, although not barred rock, so maybe a cross? They were female and missing A LOT of feathers. They also looked skinny to me. Then one of them tried to get me through the cage. Mean ol thing she was.
     

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