A chicken was abandoned by our trashy neighbors when they abandoned their house. I say trashy becuase it matches the state of their yard! These are the same people who tied their puppy to a trampoline where it hung itself...luckily I saw it and my other neighbor rescued the puppy. I have a good relationship with Animal Control...they are frequent visitors to the trash house regarding the dogs and cats....but nobody seemed to care about the chicken. They had many chickens over the years. All have been killed by skunks or their own dogs...once the family dog killed 6 or so when they tied the dog to the chicken pen and left the door partially open. I was so happy when I found out they were leaving. I knew they would abandon the sole surving chicken so I asked another neighbor to offer to take it and then give it me. They did! Some people should not have animals. The poor chicken is emaciated. Instead of a plump breast she has an upside down V...no meat. Her legs are like spindles and her head looks too big for her body. The worst part is that she only has one, maybe two claws left. The rest have been lost to frostbite along with most of each toe. So that is why she is starving in the summer...can't dig for food and nobody feeds her. I renamed the chicken Lucky...Lucky to be alive. Any suggestions on what else I can do to help fatten her up would be welcome!!!!! I am feeding her layer crumbles, calcium, grit and mixed garden veggys. She is in a small pen in my main coop until she gets a bit fatter and my other girls ignore her. My concern is with her crop possibly getting impacted. It just looks SO huge now. She is so hungry and except to roost last night seems to just be shoveling the food in. Kind of like the horse I rescued from an auction eight years ago. He stood there for 3 days and ate hay....didn't want to move, just wanted to stand there and eat hay. I would post a picture but I am still out of power from Irene and just have limited things running with our tiny generator. Thanks!