I purchased 5 welsummer pullets via e-mail from a breeder. I picked them up yesterday and was appalled. They are nothing, but skin, bones, and feathers with quite a few of those missing. They smelled like rotting flesh. It took a hour to drive home and by then everyone in the car was sick to their stomaches. I didn't really get a good look at them until I got them home. They also have sores and are scared to death of humans. I can't believe anyone could be so cruel. Today I dusted them in d.e. and put antibotic ointment on their sores. They tried to peck the living day lights out of me. I tried to feed them egg and some corn and they wouldn't even touch it. Good news is they are eating the chick feed and drinking. I put ACV in their water because 2 of them are congested and have clear mucus coming out of their noses. I'm just stunned. I was excited all week about getting them - I paid $40 for them too! Well if they live they will have a really good life now.