Hi guys. This is just a little thread I'm starting to detail our rather interesting [you be the judge] set of birds. Okay? Okay. Let's get down to the nitty gritty details! First of all, my mom and I have a history of trying to save birds. We spent $1000 dollars on our poor chicken at an exotic vet to get her leg amputated. Then we transformed out unfinished master bedroom into her own little suite. Well, she died a couple years ago from natural causes, and we're at it again! We have yet another disabled chicken that can't go back with her old flock. Liz Taylor is our beloved three year old Ameraucana who lives in our house. Why you ask? Well, she's missing part of her head. She has no comb or eye due to a fox. One night almost a year ago, my mom came home late and forgot to close in the chickens. At about nine, we heard a sudden commotion in the coop and my mom ran out there, hoping that she wasn't too late. [We had lost chickens before to foxes, and even a weasel who just slit their throats and ran. ] When she got out there, the fox ran off and most of the chickens ran out of the coop. Our rooster was okay, and so were two of the hens. But, two were missing. My mom took our dog out to find them, and easily found the fourth wandering around. But we STILL couldn't find Liz. Finally, my mom found her in the stream bed, and thought she was okay. But soon she noticed that part of her head was missing. Well, my mom has a soft spot for chickens and obviously couldn't just kill her. So we cleaned it, made our own mix of herbs and such to help her heal, wrapped it up, and put her in the bathroom to see if she would live. Miraculously, she did, despite a lot of blood loss. For the next month, my mom was constantly taking care of her, surprised that she was still alive. And slowly, she got better. To make a long story short, she lived. But when she was well enough to go outside, the others rejected her because let's face it, she looks quite funny. She actually looks VERY similar to a chicken version of Two Face from Batman, and she's missing an eye. So, we gave her the chicken suite. For a while she's lived up there, all on her ownsome, with humans only for companionship. But we decided that she needs friends. Today, we adopted two two-month-old buff cochins who are currently in a pen in her room, so they can become acquainted. Honestly, Liz didn't really seem to care. But we're going to expand her flock over the next couple months, and we're building them a brand new pen. Another interesting face in our flock will be Twister, an Ameraucana who was born with a twisted beak. A local farmer decided that we should have her after he heard our story about Liz. So, what do you think, guys? Would you call our flock a bit interesting? Edit: I put some pictures of Liz and the girls on page two!