I feel just awful for my bantam cochin, Lilly. I went outside this afternoon with my toddler to play and saw 4 out of 5 of my bantams tearing up my mulch areas, as usual. I assumed Lilly was laying an egg. Peeked inside, no Lilly! Went to the back of the coop and she was laying on the ground looking broody. Went back to play. After about 15 minutes, checked in again...she was in the same place. And no egg! I walked towards her, she didn't do her usual squat or even try to flee. When I picked her up, she held out her right leg! I was in shock. Went inside, laid her on my lap and checked her range of motion. The right leg seemed to just be non responsive. Just limp. No obvious breaks and the thigh and knee seemed to be in their respective locations. So I went to the archives, found Kharmel's post on the underwear sling and went to work. Made the sling and hung it inside one of my storage shelves at eye level and lined the shelf with newspaper. Stacked up a few pieces of 2x4s and set her up with yogurt and water. ******Scratch that! She escaped the sling. I just went downstairs and she was sitting on the shelf...out of the sling. So at least she isn't THAT bad. Her comb is a bit wrinkled and she seems sleepy....well, it is her bed time right now. I really hope she just sprained her knee. She is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE hen. Figures!