I have treated a hen for myriad issues (respiratory cold, lice, weakness, breathing issues), and she's been cured of all those things now. However, she seems unable to regain her walking ability. She is bright, alert, eats, drinks and is cured from the previous ailments as far as I can tell. I have now cared for her indoors for 6 weeks. She was very weak at one point and seemed to be near death, not eating, etc, and I've been pleased with her progress. I feed her red meat, yogurt, corn, egg yolks, bread, greens, vitamins all in addition to her regular laying feed. She seems to be fairly strong but still thin, but I am worried that her legs have atrophied after all this time. She sits all the time, just scoots/drags herself around when necessary. I try to excercise her legs but I have to go to work and can't do it more than twice a day and on weekends. After being very hopeful for her recovery, I am now starting to have my doubts that she will ever recover use of her legs and ability to "be a chicken again" running, scratching for food etc. She is quite the invalid without her legs and I spend a LOT of time caring for her. Anyone know if chickens can heal their legs once they been unused for this long?