As i am in the process of building the chicken coop, my chckens are being kept in the garage. For their perch, i have been using an old wooden ladder. Monday morning when i went to care for them, i found my rooster (who was supposed to be a hen) Roger, hanging by a leg from where a v joint where the X at the back of the ladder meets the leg. I have no clue how long he has been there. I immediately removed him from there. I quickly realized he wouldnt use that leg and kept it straight and behind him while standing or laying. I seperated him and gave it the day while i was at work in hopes he would be bearing weight by the time i got home that night. He wasnt though. By then i believe it is his hock was swollen. I debated taking him to the vet but i have not. Im worried that it will be something that i willnot be able to justify doing for a chicken because i wss raised that they are food. They have become pets though. So, what do i do? Is there something i do for him from home? Should i take him to the vet? My worry is i will need to put him down and i feel like I should be the one to do that but i don't think i can. I kmow he is in pain and hating not being able tk move around. How long do i give him before i make THAT decision? Ugh! Help!!!