My landlord found a ton of laying hens at an auction. He wasn't really able to see the hens that well, but ended up bringing them home to find that they were ex battery hens that had been put on a farm for a while then out to auction. There were 40 chickens in the lot, when he got them home there were some major issues, featherless, broken beaks, toes, etc and the pecking order battles claimed a few. Of course, the hens no longer lay for the most part and they are talking about getting rid of them. A few of the girls would come around my place and enjoy some treats and even though they were REALLY skittish when they got to us, a few really took to me. I started noticing one of the girls getting a little weak a few days ago and talked to my landlord who told me the rest of the hens had been difficult with her and not letting her eat and trampling her. So last night after having this girl on my lap falling asleep, I went back to my landlord and said I wanted to buy her. I didn't care if she laid, she'd just be a good pet. So the n...ew life of Cinder begins. Cinder comes to me with broken toes, her beak was damaged pretty badly when she was debeaked, and although she's well feathered now... she is still bald in spots (most of the girls have feathered out nicely since they came to my landlords). My girls, and Pengi, have taken her in nicely. There was very little problems and my Golden Comet even seems to defend her from other hens from my landlords flock LOL So, Welcome home, Cinder.