I'm going to a local small farm animal auction next Monday, not necessarily looking for anything in particular - but who am I kidding, as long as its smaller than a pony, its probably going to cross my mind. I was wondering if you guys could give me some auction pointers? Theres probably some kind of rule of thumb on what to buy vs. what to avoid? Health wise, if I'm not mistaken birds are designed to feign good health, so visible signs of health troubles are usually tougher to spot, true with chickens/ducks? How can I tell if a laying hen is still laying? Is there anyway for me to tell if I'm purchasing roosters/hens?