Hello everyone. I was visiting my grandfather's house the other day and he has a small coop with about five chickens. Naturally I decided to spend time with them. All was well until I decided to pick up the friendliest chicken and felt how thin she was! I have my own chicken at home, so I know how full a chicken's breast should feel in my hand. That was not the case with this young chicken (I'm guessing a month old?), the poor thing was bones! She also has feather damage on her rump and tail, most likely from the other chickens, so I thought perhaps they were keeping her (I assume female) from eating. When I brought her home I offered some sliced grapes, and that's when I noticed her problem. She can't open her beak! Not fully anyways, she's able to open it enough to take in water and crumbs. I'm too afraid of hurting her if I was to try to open her beak myself. I'm currently feeding her baby bird formula, along with ground up oatmeal until I can go to the feed store and buy the ground up chick feed. I'm also going to offer her various mashed up fruits and veggies to help her along. She's still quite alert and active for such a malnourished bird. She has a healthy appetite, and tries to eat anything I offer. At least I managed to catch the problem before she was too far gone. I only give her a small amount of food at a time, I'd say an eighth of a cup, because it takes her so long to eat. Her crop appears to be emptying well as far as I can tell. Any idea's what could be the problem? Or perhaps some suggestions? I'll be sure to update on her condition as thing goes along. I'll try to get some pictures too.