Wednesday night my Rhode Island Red Hen that is nearly a year old got slammed by a very heavy coop door. Boo hoo. It's propped up by a stick (2X2) and while I had my back turned to refill the food I heard the door fall and a hen flap around. She was limping right away. Since I'm in Minnesota, I brought her in the house and kept her in the basement where it's cooler. I have had to work at feeding her, she seems alert but hurt. I had the neighbor vet look at her. And she can't find anything broken. Jenny the hen, can't put weight on her left leg. She doesn't hold her tail up. She uses her wings to get balance but doesn't want to hop or walk at all. She has pretty much stayed in the same spot in the box. I help lift her up every once in a while just to get her moving. Her comb is red, slightly paler than usual. Her poops are normal, maybe slightly green because she isn't eating too much. The basement is darkish. She hasn't laid any eggs which is a good thing. I'm actually wondering if I could keep her from laying for awhile, or does that happen naturally? Today when I held her and flipped her over to look at her tummy she flapped both wings to get away...a good thing. Questions How do I keep her from laying so she can focus on getting better? Will it happen naturally? Has anyone else experienced a hurt chicken that turned out okay? What should I watch out for?