I have only been caring for chickens for about 2 months now. i got 7 hens already grown from my brother and early on, one in particular took an interest in me. she's black and i named her onyx. every morning when i let them out of the coop i spend about 2 hours walking around the yard, lifting up boards and moving larger items so that my chickens can eat the crickets underneath, kinda like bonding time and it's very therapeutic for me. yesterday, like always, onyx was right underneath me, never running or being afraid of me lifting things around her or being close to her. a wooden pallet that was a lil on the heavy and solid side slipped from my hands and landed on her. she immediately started squawking and when i lifted it off of her, she took off running under the porch swing and spent the rest of the day under bushes around the yard. none of the chickens will let me hold them or anything but most of the time when i come outside, they all come running, no doubt expecting the cricket feast that usually follows. onyx always leading the way, like my own little special hen buddy. today she isnt herself, to be expected, but she wont come anywhere near me, wont come eat the crickets and she has isolated herself. i know she's most likely hurting and seems to be a little bigger than usual. not sure if she's swollen due to the impact or not. but im sure she's having trust issues at the moment on top of the pain but will she be ok. how do i know if she has injuries worse than a few aches and pains from the fall, like internal injuries, i feel horrible and it kills me that she seems to look at me like i'm the bad guy. how long with she hurt physically and do i just keep an eye on her for now? will she ever come bounding across the yard to meet me again, like a little dog bird meeting her best friend? i'm worried that i may have hurt her more than just "a flesh wound". please help. i need answers and advice. i love my all my chickens but she's my favorite.