I bought 7 hens and a rooster Wednesday night. 3 bantam hens, 4 regular hens, and a regular size rooster. At first glance (and it was dark) they didn't look to bad. After I got them home is when I saw how bad everything was. The rooster's legs where tangled in string and it had been there so long it was embedded in both legs. His legs where very crusty and scaley. I thought that was bad until I looked at the 2 Cochin Bantams. They are very lethargic and I have never, ever seen chicken feet so bad. I'm sure that it also is painful for them to walk. See the pictures below. It baffles me how somebody can let this happen. I have started treating all there other problems, but what can you do for them when there nails are that long? Hope I can get these guys on the mend so they can have a better quality of life.