I'm new to chickens and birds, but I have been caring for a hen that is a friends. Me and my mom would just bring her home but my father has banned it. Tofu the hen was let out to free range because she was being constantly being picked on by the the larger Jersey Giant hens. Her sister Riceball had already flown the chicken yard, to hang out with my horses we board at our friends. Well Tofu jumped back in a few day later with a head wound, a few day later we extracted her from the chicken yard because despite her hiding under the house it wasn't healing up. Stupid Jersey Hen's kept going after her again. Now she is in an old rabbit pen alone, healing but I have noticed a few issues recently that I am not sure if she might have nerve damage from the head wound, has Merek's or just is weak from being hurt. She's rather affectionate and enjoys being loved on and held, she preens when I show up in the afternoons to feed and clean up after my horses. She is rather smart and went a few days without eating when her food got wet and moldy from a storm we had. But since then she had issues while she has regained strength, she's rather off balance. Part of this is because her nails where long I'm slowly cutting them back to normal, also she needed a bath. Her vent was all messy feathers stuck to her and other feathers. She was a very good girl and just sat in the bucket of warm soapy water and let me clean her off. She also passed a weird egg, it looks like it might have been stuck for awhile because of how there was extra calcification on the shell. Tofu when compared to her sister Riceball seems normal weight for a Leghorn, no one else is having these issues and her poo is normal. She is eating(as long as the food isn't icky) and drinking normally. She is eating layer ration + pelleted feed that is suppose to help with feather regrowth since she lost so many on her head.