1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) Black Star hen, approximately 1 year old, don't have a scale.... 2) What is the behavior, exactly. She's favoring her left leg, which is swollen and disfigured (see image). She will try to place weight on it, but limps badly. She's eating laying down. She is not very guarded of it, and will allow me to touch it without making too big a fuss. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? about 48 hours 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No bones protruding, but leg is sitting at a funny angle. No cuts, abscesses, or bleeding noted. Area is swollen. 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Don't know of anything. They are free-ranging chickens, she could have hurt it getting up/down to/from roosting tree. 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She's drinking some, picking the corn scratch out of the dish, leaving the layena pellets alone mostly. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Maybe a touch runny... 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Placed her in a smallish crate away from the rest of the flock with plenty of food and water. 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Treat myself. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. Well, I tried, but apparently as a new member I can't. If you log into facebook, and search for Nikki Rivers, I've posted it on my wall and made it public. Sorry for the hassle. Essentially it's swollen and sticking out at a funny angle about an inch above where the foot meets the leg 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use Free-range across 1/2 acre with mixed vegitation (some field, some trees, some groundcover vines), the enclosure (for nighttime safety) is dirt -floored with a mix of pine shavings and leaves, roosts are tree limbs, hutch is wooden with pine shavings.