We have a buff orpington (sp?) who was hit by a car this past Thursday. She received a broken leg at the joint. My neighbor doesn't think anything can be done for her and hubby doesn't want to bring her to the vet. Right now, I have her in a box in the house. She is eating and drinking with no problems and releasing her bowels. Has anyone else had an issue with a broken joint? How did you resolve it? Right now, we plan on keeping her in the house until she is strong enough to stand even if it is on one leg. I was thinking of trying to make her some type of scooter so she could wheel herself around if only to get some exercise. Yes, I know it is probably a ridiculous idea but I want the best for her even though he won't allow me to take her to the vet. Also, once it gets warmer out, I plan on taking her outside for some fresh air and some contact with her "family". They were very concerned with her the day of the accident. They all came and formed a protective ring around her with one laying right next to her.