Hi everyone I have trawled the forums but I can't find anything that really directly relates to my situation so sorry if this is a bit repetative. A few weeks ago, maybe a month or so ago I went out to the chicken coop and saw a whole bunch of feathers, no blood, no flesh but noticed one of my Isa's was limping quite badly. I presume attacked by a cat or something. She stopped laying, but we left her be as she could still move around without putting any weight on her leg and the others didnt seem to be harrassing her. After a couple of weeks she seemed to regain the use of her leg, with a limp but she could put weight on it. Then she started laying again and now can't put weight back on the leg again. Her foot seems fine its just so sore for her she can't put weight on it. Just makes me sad seeing her hobbling around. I've had a bit of a feel and I think its her "ankle" joint that is quite swollen. To look at she looks fine, its not bent in a funny way or anything. I've had a bad experience before separating a chook to get her better and putting her back and she was attached until she was nearly pecked to death. But I'm wondering if I should just leave her be as she seems fine, or if I should separate her, get the leg better and then put her back with the others? Or is there anything I could do for her? Maybe some pain killers? I've attached a pic of where i think the problem is. Its the joint where the scaley bit meets the feathery bit. Any help is greatly appreciated!