Any info or advice would be appreciated. I have a 3 year old RIR and last Thursday I found her in the coop just sitting there not wanting to walk on one of her legs. At first I thought she was sick because I thought it felt like her abdomen was swollen so I brought her in, checked for possibility that she was egg bound, nothing....I put her in a smaller tote and made sure she had food and water (which I put antibiotics in just in case. She has been in the tote ever since she started drinking water and eating she seemed better. She is perky and alert but I noticed her one leg seemed to drag and she can stand on it but when she tries to walk it drags a bit. I felt up both her legs and it seems like the joint between her femur and fibula bone is swollen, I could feel no breaks in her leg at all. I have read that it can take up to 3 weeks to heal and just to keep them isolated in a small area where they can't move around a lot. She does move around and again, she can stand on the leg but I noticed that her foot on that leg seems to turn out a little bit. When I found her in the coop she was right in front of the nesting boxes and my only thought is that she may have been jumping up to get in one and could have possibly injured the leg. Has anyone ever had a chicken with a leg injury and if so, what did you do? how long did you give it? From everything I have read, I don't think I can split it, the area that it is in, I think it would do more harm than good. Any ideas???? Again, any info would be appreciated! Thank you so much!