About two months ago, we bought (for a couple of bucks each) eight RIR hens that were so beat up that we thought they wouldn't live long. Posted on the injuries and nutrition forums and got a lot of great advice. Gave them all kinds of food supplements etc and . . . Today, I collected seven eggs out of the coop!! Can I get a whoo-hoo? What a turnaround. I couldn't be happier. Thanks for all of your help! We need to get us more of those unwanted hens!