I think one of my chicken's foot got hung up in the wire in the coop when she was jumping off a perch this morning. I went looking for her this morning when she hadn't come out from the coop. She was thankfully on the ground, but with one leg up high and her foot still stuck in the wire (actually plastic 3/4" "wire"). I suspect she was there about 45min - 1 hour - max 1:15.
When I put her down, she tried to walk but the leg that she was hanging from went out to the side. I've picked her up and of course her leg was pretty cold, I palpated it a bit and didn't feel anything broken, although I really didn't know what to feel for once I got into the feathered areas - but she can give me some resistance and can move her toes. She also didn't seem to be in pain when I palpated her. I brought her inside where she is sitting on a towel, by the heater vent - and eating - until I figure out what to do.
Is there some way to tell if it's a muscular issue or if anything could be dislocated or torn? (She is sitting with it under her - it's not currently splayed out to the side - although I don't know if that is how I left her or if she is able to pull it in under her when she is sitting. I would like to avoid going to a vet today (Sunday) especially since there are no chicken vets that I know of on a Sunday.
Thoughts on figuring out how badly she is injured and what the treatment and prognosis might be for the different possibilities?
Update: She is standing but having a little trouble walking... she hobbled about 2 -3 ft and sat down again. If the kitchen door had been open, she might have tried to go out - but I'm not letting her outside yet. Any thoughts on the matter now?
Edited by amyduck - 2/7/16 at 10:02am