I have a RIR that broke her leg last fall. I nursed her through the winter and since its been a LONG COLD winter, she's been indoors for almost 6 months! Mostly in the crate, occasionally I let her out, but typically she just stands around. She has full use of the leg, but limps. I can't tell if she really has all the feeling back in her foot. The weather has been a little warmer (not much) and the snow in the bigger chicken yard has all melted. So, I've let her out a couple of times to see how the other chickens would act around her. There's been some minor pecking which I expected, but she's handled it well. She was mounted by the 2 of the roosters (I have 3 roosters and 22 hens) a couple of times right straight out of the gate! As much as I wanted to keep them from doing that, I wanted to see if she could hold her own with them. She did. However, one of them punctured the comb and the other grabbed her so hard that he split the skin at the back edge of the comb where it attaches to her head. She was bleeding like a stuck pig! I separated the boys immediately and when I noticed all the blood, I brought her back inside and cleaned her up. I am pretty sure her comb bled so badly because it's so tender. She hasn't been out in the outside air for so long, so its not leathery like the others. I don't think she's ready to go full time back into the coop. She gets around fine, but limps a bit and then stands off to the side after an hour or so on her good leg. I don't think she can jump up to the roosts either. She's been in my bathroom in a dog crate and I would really like to get her back in the coop. Should I build a low roost for her? I worry about just putting her out in a crate because it's still so cold outside. I worry that the others will pick on her because she's "lame". And I worry about her comb getting torn again when no one is around (I work a full time job). Any suggestions? Thanks!