So I was out on a site visit today looking at a gentlemans farm and helping him with some conservation planning and farm planning. He was showing me around and we were chit-chating when we walked into his make shift chicken coop. I found 30 hens and 7 roosters and 30 rabbits inside a coop made out of garage doors with no windows, no ventilation, and a light on from 10 ish to midnight. The girls had so much bare skin, so little feathers, they were picking at each other, chasing each other and fighting. I have seen conditions like this more than once. It makes me so angry. They had no water, food was very little. I have to bite my tongue with people like this. I am here to help them get the animlas OUT of this condition, get the animals into better housing, healthy pastures, clean fresh water, etc. So I am talking with him in the coop when I see this little red hen huddled into the back of a metal egg box. She was trying to hide. I picked her up and she just about fainted in my arms. He told me he 'found' her like that yesterday and if i wanted her it seemed like she took a liking to me. I tucked her under my coat and continued with the rest of my site visit. Afterward I ran her home and took the rest of the day off. See now what I have gotten myself into??????? This is 'Hope" She is NOT moulting. Has no feathers on her back, under her wings, on her butt, under her belly on her neck and on the top of her head. There are a few trying to come in on her back. Feet and legs look good. Has mites. No runny discharge, eyes bright and clear, breathing clear, poop ok. skinny. at 11AM her crop was totally empty. I brought her home gaver her some baby bird vitamins, water and some food. She did eat - was definintly hungry, and did drink well. She is resting on the floor of my laundry room taking a sun bath on a towel. WHY do I get myself into these????????? Like I needed another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really dont think she would have lasted another day or two in those conditions.