When we bought our pullet hens last July, we were first time chicken buyers. We had no idea that some sellers clip the beaks of their chicks and didn't discover this until after we purchased them. We bought 6 different breeds. The speckled sussex is the one that had her upper beak clipped so severe that it has been difficult for her to eat. She has never been able to pick things up from the ground. She has spent the majority of her day at the feeder. Last night when I went to close up their door, I discovered her on the floor at the entrance, asleep and all the others were on the perch. She has never stayed on the ground before. I went to pick her up to put her up on the perch and she wouldn't wake up. This concerned me so I brought her to the house and let her sleep in a box. This morning I checked on her and she woke up but still not her perky self. I put her back out in the yard and she just stayed put, no movement so I brought her back in for the day. I inspected her crop and in doing so I discovered that she has absolutely no meat on her bones! She has been starving to death and I had no idea because her plumage has always been so healthy and full. What can I do? I have been forcing water on her with a little success. I tried giving her oatmeal, scrambled eggs and yogurt but she won't eat. Is she a lost cause? Is there more I can do? She has also been very cold and that is another reason why I am keeping her in the laundry room for now. She has never laid any eggs and now I know why. She hasn't had enough protein and nourishment to do so. I feel so bad...I wish I would have figured this out a long time ago.