While i was at work yesterday, my father (ever on the lookout for free craigslist stuff) brought home a free roo and hen. You could say that we saved them because they are in bad shape to say the least- the owner kept them in a basement their whole lives (5 months) so they have never been outside or around other birds. The roo will be in a stewpot soon so i'm not as worried about him and hes mean so Gilda (my head roo) kicked his butt (i should feel bad but alas i dont take well to mean birds so go gilda). Moving on... The hen particularly (a silver duckwing old english bantham) is in terrible shape and worries me...her feet are badly deformed (cant jump high, walks crooked) and she only has 30% of the feathers that she should have. This girl could be so beautiful and is so friendly but she really brings tears to my eyes. Why do people do that to animals? I hope there is a specail place in hell for people like that ! Anyway, I separated her from my other birds which were tearing her apart even more...but I want to nurse her back to health. I kid you not- i tryed giving her lettace and strawberries this morning and she poofed up like she was scared and wouldnt touch them...she eventually took a bite once i showed her she could eat the strawberry. Right now, she in a baby chick pen next to the big guys and i'm trying to slowly introduce her to different normal chicken treats and just general outdoor stuff. I also gave her vitamins in her water....What else can i do to improve her health?