Buckles' toe had been torn off, likely during transit when crates of birds are stacked high. She couldn't stand on her own, leaving her little more than a heap of toppled feathers. And Pancakes was hardly in much better shape.
Animal lovers often stand at the sidelines at kapparot ceremonies, hoping they might be able to save even one chicken.
Moore managed to take both Buckles and Pancakes to her home in Woodstock.
Because of the way these chickens, called broilers, are stacked, their droppings fall on each other, deeply staining their feathers.