My MIL got a new chicken yesterday-- let me share the story... Someone decided to give this lady a new fuzzy 'adorable' chick as a birthday present. They stuck her in a 1 X 2 box and, as she got older, they were 'afraid' of her, so she never got out of the box. She's a white leghorn-- the same age as my MILs younger chickens, but about half the size and slab-sided. Apparently, they only fed her when they thought of it. The poor thing is scrawny, terrified, and has been horrible neglected. Nice Birthday Present.