Hi, We bought five new RIR hens yesterday and they're in pretty rough shape. They were very timid at first, but I can already see how sweet they're going to be- they've started to take food from my hands, untie my shoes, and come towards me rather than away. Anyway to get back on point, here is some backround on them; • lived in one of those dog kennels with cement flooring and only 2 nesting boxes for 50+ hens •ONE feeder and ONE waterer for 50+chickens •no shavings •their only shelter was a small patch of tarp covering part of the dog kennel • no access to greens/FOOD because they weren't free range and couldn't all access the feeder •beaks were clipped REALLY short (on some of them anyways) So to sum that up, they have lost lots of feathers, are super-thin, overgrown toenails ( so they walk weird), rashes on their bellies from sleeping in feces (hence soiling their feathers even more), pale combs (whitish-pink), and clipped beaks (hard for them to eat). Right when they came home I got some warm water and a towel and cleaned off all their feet and bellies the best I could, and I'm thinking of trimming off all the nasty crusty feathers on their bellies, is that a good idea? Also, one of the chickens has a beak that is almost normal, does that mean it grew back and could the other chickens beaks grow back in that case too? Their feathers look patchy and kind of like they were munched on.. Would that be from hens picking on them or because of mites or other pests? I have them quarantined in their own stall away from my other chickens so as not to spread anything they might have. I've been feeding them all the veggies I can, including some grass and clover, oats and pasta. Is it ok to pack in all this nutrients so quickly? I also feed them layer pellets. Between the five of them I gathered 3 eggs, most were discolored and kind of flat. Any advice as to what else I should be giving them? I want to get these sweeties healthy!