I recently posted in Managing your Flock about a local "family-owned" dairy/egg farm....big let down! I want to rescue some of their spent battery hens.....sooner than later. What is my first step...other than the obvious..coop/run that is separate from the home chickens I already have. I will be starting the new coop in the next week or so. I was thinking about getting 3 hens and keeping them indoors for the first 3-4 weeks to get them physically fit and healthy. I will be using an Akita-sized dog crate for their quarantine cage. The breed of hen is a RIR or mix thereof. What should I stock up on to promote better health and getting them to grow their feathers out? Also, what biosecurity measure should I take when going from the rescues and my own flock? I am seeking your knowledge and expertise on this one. 3 needy hens need your smarts!