We have a 10-12 week old chicken that is 1 of the 2 that we rescued. These people decided they didn't want them anymore, so they were going to throw them out into the woods for the wolves to eat. So we saved them. We did notice an odd leg on one, but we just thought it was deformed because of the VERY rough handling he had endured. Now I find out my poor chicken has a slipped tendon. He doesn't seem to be in any pain. The vet says it's too late for any real treatment, but applied a splint in hopes the extra support would help with walking (which didn't help - he can't stand or walk AT ALL with the splint on, so we're going to take it off). The chicken is alert, eats well, and doesn't seem to be in pain. He has some trouble walking, but he can still get to the food and water, so I have hope that with our help, he can have a little more life. I've somehow become very attached to him. I know I'll have to put him down, but I want to delay it and give him as many days of life as possible, as long as he isn't suffering.