I have a 2 year old americana that i found in the hen house a couple months back, laying on her side on the floor with her legs outstretched and stiff. i thought this was going to be a life ending event. we put her in a nesting box and tried to get her legs under her so she would be proped up and expected to find her dead the next morning. To my total shock , the following morning she was walking around the hen house in the morning. I looked at her and thought " that just can't be ". I talked to two crows about it and she thought she may have banged her head causing loss of legs temporarily . 2 days ago, we found her in the exact same condition in the middle of the hen house and put her in a dog kennel in the hen house for the night. the following morning we moved her to the small baby run so the other girls would not pick on her. This time no such miraculous overnight improvement . yesterday she had regained the use of the left leg and was sitting upright but when she stands and tries to walk, the right leg is not working and she falls over. she is eating and is very strong and healthy otherwise. her eyes are crystal clear and not cloudy and her comb is normal. this morning when i took her out of the kennel she had an egg attached to her bottom from poop being stuck to it. i took the egg off her and immediately washed her bottom in warm water and put her in the baby run on some hay. she's not very receptive to being approached and never has been and she tries to escape my presence as best she can when i go in the baby run. she is still very strong. also this morning her crop was still full and i was concerned that if that does not empty, we were going to be looking at future sour crop. i just took her some applesauce, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and banana in a bowl and noticed that she is pooping. so thats a plus. as i was holding her as i was washing her bottom, i put her feet on my fingers to see if she would grip them..nope ... I have been reading threads for 2 days and i have seen posts about using antibiotics for such a problem but I'm not sure thats the right approach. The flip side is, i have no clue what is causing this or if she hit her head again. I just have no clue. My girls are pets not livestock so culling is not an option. Im unsure of how to proceed . Any help or insight is appreciated.