I’m rescuing future chicken nuggets, what do I need to look for?

So my mom’s friend owns 2 chicken houses, and they had some babies brought to them.

More than likely I will be picking out some with disabilities, and some that are a color other than white since those are killed right away.

They will be a week old when I get to them, and I want to pick out some that are relatively healthy so what do I need to look for?

I have no experience with chicks, but have always had full grown chickens.

Puffy, dry, clean, healthy looking down/feathers. Wet, poopy, or missing feathers mean sickness or other problems.

Bright eyes. No goop.

Look at the feet they should be straight. No toes missing.

Watch them eat. Skip the ones that won’t eat.

2 comments to I’m rescuing future chicken nuggets, what do I need to look for?

  • Corn is not dog food! No wheat!

    Puffy, dry, clean, healthy looking down/feathers. Wet, poopy, or missing feathers mean sickness or other problems.

    Bright eyes. No goop.

    Look at the feet they should be straight. No toes missing.

    Watch them eat. Skip the ones that won’t eat.
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  • Larry

    Make sure that there is no poo stuck to butt and that they are active also the basics alive fluffy and eating and drinking
    References :
    i have 60 chickens in my back yard i consider my self an expert 😕