Hi Everyone: I adopted a Leghorn (rescue) from a hatchery. Leghorn's are not my favorite, but when I heard a local agency had rescued several, I just had to go and help out. Geeez, I'd never seen a chicken up close from a hatchery. How awful. She is thin, her beak has been cut and she is just a sad, adorable little bird. I loved her on sight. The good news is that she was fully checked out from a vet, vaccinated and dusted for mites, etc. That was reassuring. She is the seventh to my flock. I normally bring in two new chickens at a time, but this was the only one not taken--for some reason. Last one. I couldn't leave her. So far she is faring fine. The others were curious, let her know they were in charge and none have been aggressive to her. She is skittish, but that's to be expected her first day. As soon as I put her in the chicken yard, she dirt-bathed for 20 minutes. Then she ran around looking things over and flapping her wings. My chickens have a very good life in the burbs here. I have a large 90 square yard and lots of trees and two coops, so they all have lots of room to run and play. I feel good about adopting her. Question: anyone else out there have experience with adopting hatchery chickens?