I have raised birds for almost 18 years. I'm just now finally seriously showing birds. Any way during my years of chicken adventures I have magically been able to bring some birds back from the brink of death (don't know how though, just thankful I usually can) but becuase of this I have had so many birds dropped off on me. So my current messed up birds consists of only 4, which is low from passed years. 1.) O.T (short for Oliver Twist) she came from a feed store who ordered in a batch of 1 day old baby New Hampshire chicks for Easter. The store clerk noticed one chicks leg was sticking out wrong called us up and told us he had a chick with a broken leg. I said that's fine we could try and reset the leg. He came in with a baby chick with an entire backwards leg!. I then noticed the other leg stuck out oddly. and upon further inspection, what I thought was just her standing slightly off balance from her bad leg was actually an entire crooked body. Her wing was actualy almost attached to her back and her entire body was just off centered. I didn't think the crooked bird would make it. But she's 1 yr old now, her growth is slightly stunted, she doesn't seem to be capable of laying eggs, and even thought she gets around by pulling herself by her wings since her legs are to crooked to stand on. She is the one of the strongest and sweetes little birds I have known. She lives in small cage on the back porch, she has mothered 8 baby silkies for me and helped another special chicken of mine beat his problems. Although she'll never live in the run with the other hens. She lives a full chicken life she has some chicken best friends who she goes out in the back yard with and pecks around with 2.) Chicken number two came from a box of Buff Laced Sebrights When I first got the chicks my pit bull puppy found them in their little box on the table he selected the 1 chick and very gently carried her around the house when I saw him carrying I freaked out thinking he had killed the little chick. But no he just like her. He put her down and obsessively licked the screaming and soaked little chick, but my puppy loved the little chick ever since. On the first day that I put her out in the bantam run, I heard the Puppy barking, I went out to see what was wrong, the puppy was barking at a crow who had slipped into the run and had my little Sebright hen by the head flinging her around. I ran into the pen to rescue her, got her loose. Crow flew away. Ran with her inside and she was so disoriented and out of it I though she wouldn't make it. So after doing everything I could medically possible to save her I put her down to rest in a box. The next morning she was perfectly fine but as she grew some more her face slightly twisted. She now has a crooked face, almost slack jawed. She is almost a year now she has never stopped peeping like a chick. She also responds to certain instances as a chick would, so I'm fairly certain she has minor brain damage from the ordeal. (her name is crook now btw) 3.) This was just a day old chick I ended up with it free, her name is Fionna and I was planning to raise her to sale, but at day 4 she started having little head spasms, I thought she just had wire neck but it didn't exactly the systems. I asked around but now one knew what was wrong with this chick. Then a very wierd thought came to me. I wondered if my little chick was having seizures. So one day I turned off the lights and flicked a flash light in her face she went right into a spasm. So yes I indeed I ended up with an epileptic chicken... I found out some home remedies to give her and now she only seizes when ever a light flickers directly in her face. Other than that she's a picture of health. 4.) My fourth bird just became a special case. His name is Reginald Featherbottom the third. He's a show Brahma. I went into his pen one day to find him passed out with his head completely twisted backwards. Some how, I don't know how, but he broke his neck. I magically healed him over a few weeks and now he has a slight crook to his head and he occasionally falls over but honestly that just happened, I think in a few monthes you may never know he was hurt... We'll just see. So does any one else have any extreme special birds they have who have survived all odds? If so please post I'd love ot hear some more.