I just want to share this story with you'all. I found this hen at a neighbors house and she had been living in a wire bottom cage for longer than the neighbor can even remember. She was living on scraps from the house and whatever they threw in there for her. She has some kind of nerological problems that causes her to walk like she is drunk. Her breastbone was raw from laying on the wire floor, also the skin & feathers were caked with old poo. The ends of her wing feathers were rubbed off from using her wings for balance. We were casually talking about his chickens and he said he would not mind getting rid of her. I grabbed her. Took her home..gave her a bath ASAP! Spend an hour combing thru her feathers, breaking apart the wax tubes (she was not preening) and generally getting the skin & feathers clean. I put her in my dog crate with shavings and she had a BALL dust bathing over and over again! Every AM I am "preening" her with a soft brush and I am noticing the breastbone is starting to scab over!!! She has a spot ajacent to my run and she can walk and eat the grass. and sun-bathe. Today, I let her "free-range" a little and I saw her try to run.....the look on that chickens face was priceless ~~ I cried. Everyday she is getting stronger on her feet, I am sure she is never going to be 100% but just as long as she can be a chicken and do all those wonderful chicken activities I am happy. These pics were taken this morning, I have had her one week now. She still cannot/will not "scale" that little branch on the ground behind her~~~ that will be the next milestone. And of course the camera battery died after the first shots..--so more to come... P.S. He has another gamey mutt hen that will be coming home with me Sunday as I have room now in my quarentene coop. YEAH!