Hello, It is my first chicken. I just got her from the dog pound. She is an adult Dominique chicken with many issues. 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) I do not know her age. I just got her form the dog pound. She is an adult. She is a big bird, bigger than what would fit in a nest box at the tractor store -I think she is anyway. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. I got her Monday afternoon 11/14/2011. As soon as I got her home I noticed she was breathing hard and with her mouth open and had lice and bald spots on her. Today I noticed she sounds a little hoarse in her breathing, not raspy or congested really but throaty. She had chicken lice (peach in color) and smaller yellowish bugs and she has a crooked foot and cannot walk well (possible bumble foot as I pulled her toes aprat and did not see any abcess) She has a featherless tooshy and blad spots under her wings. She has feathers on her neck and toosh that are in the sheath and some on her buttocks look like they are pinkish at the base. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Since I got her on Monday evening she has been breathing funny whenever she is not eating or lying down. It is like she is out of breath if she moves very much at all. She was drinking her bath water too (it only had baby shampoo in it so I guess it's OK) and she is very thirsty. I have been providing her with LOTS of clean water. There are 1 and 1/2 gallons of water in her temporary "pen". I made 3 half gallon water buckets out of "milk" style drinking water jugs and zip tied them to the "walls" of her temporary pen at a height she can reach them and I showed them to her. She is drinking from them. I see her do it. 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? This is my first (only) chicken. 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma? She stands funny with her wings slightly out and her head leaned to one side but I think that is because she has a crooked foot and she is trying to keep her balance. I hope that is it. She was running loose in a city before animal control picked her up. 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Her last owner was a horrible monster who did not care for the chickens and that is how animal control came to have her so it could be anything. She had tons of lice, I mean tons of lice, crawling off on the box she was in and on me when I touched her and on the car seat when I was bringing her home so I used Advantange II (flea and lice killer) for cats on her. I read it on the UK chicken board that vets in the UK give chickens with lice or fleas Frontline which is a similar product to Advantage but I had some Advantage here not Frontline so I used it on her. I gave her the smallest possible dose (for a under 5 lb cat.) I gave it to her on the back of her shoulders and back whe n she was dry after I had bathed her in warm water and baby shampoo and then I sparyed mite killer under her wings. I do not think that had anything to do with it but I am just mentioning it just in case. She has NO lice or mites on her now (as far as I can tell) by the way. I do not see any and I have picked her up several times and got nothing got on me. She also has a bald butt and tons of feathers in ther sheath still on her neck, face, under he wings, and on her tooshy. Her feathers seem to fall out awfully easy. Whenever she flapps her wings or I pick her up she loses a couple of feathers. 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. I have seen her eat some and drink some. She has in different buckets- scratch grains, corn, layena chicken pellets, water, oyster shells, grit, and we gave her some whole wheat bread when she first got here. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. I am not sure, as far as the chicken poop I have seen before it looks normal I guess. It is white, clear, green, and brown bird droppings. She makes plenty of that so I guess she must be eating OK. 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing yet. I had thought maybe she was just stressed from the move to a new place and so forth but now I am not sure. 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I do not know. I would like to find a chicken vet to look at her foot at any rate in the OOLTEWAH, CLEVELAND, or CHATTANOOGA Tennessee areas if anyone knows of one. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. I can take a picture of the foot if anyone wants to see it. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use First thing she got when I got her home was a warm bath, mite spray and lice treatment. Towel dried and then we went to the "barn" which is a huge insulated metal and wood building with concrete floors, (commerical style building like a huge garage) it is about 70 or so degrees in there currently. Not cold at all. I made for her, because it is currently pouring the rain outside, a big 10 foot by 4 foot "pen" out of pallets, and put cardboard sheeting down on the floor under it, made her a nest box which I have seen her get in once, and I put several containers with various thing like oyster shells, grit, corn, layena pellets, scratch grains, and water attached to her "pen" walls with zip ties so that she cannot tip them over (she is clumsy because she has one foot that's crooked like it's toes are contracted and she falls over if she loses her balance) and so she cannot poo in the water but she can reach it well and can eat and drink. I have seen her doing it. I keep her food and water clean and changed daily. Anyone have any advice for my chicken's foot, feathers, for her heavy breathing??? I think the lice are handled now.