History- Sprinkles (mille fleur d'uccle hen/pullet) is a very sweet and tame little chicken that I've had for about 4 months or so. I have her sister, poppyseed, too. They were supposed to be POL but neither have ever laid an egg. Both have always been very healthy and sweet (I LOVE D'Uccles!!!). About 3 weeks ago, when my 7 yr old niece was up from FL), said niece accidentally stepped on Sprinkle's foot/leg. Nothing felt broken and she has NEVER shown any signs of being in pain when examined (multiple times). She has been in her own dog kennel in the coop since the accident. She eats and drinks and was hobbling around but kind of dragging her foot/leg. She cannot use her toes to walk/grip and has no reflexive movement in toes or lower leg although she is able to move the leg (a tiny bit) at the hip joint. Today when I went out she was not using her other leg much either and was laying on her side. She had managed to get covered in her food (don't know if she tried dustbathing in the food dish or what) so I researched how to give her a bath (Love BYC) and just got done giving her one. She was a champ and is now wrapped in a towel on my lap as I am writing this. She is doing this very quiet whistling/snoring noise occasionally while she sleeps. She does NOT do this when awake. She had managed to get some food in her nostrils (prior to bath) and I cleaned this with dry q-tips. Did I inadvertantly clog up her nostrils by pushing some into her nasal canal or can chickens snore? Again, she is NOT making this sound when awake, even when mouth is closed. I know I should probably put her down (cuz of the leg) but I REALLY don't want to. I don't think she is in pain, I think she suffered nerve damage and that leg is now paralyzed. Is there any way for her to live a happy life as a house chicken? If so, how do I broach this subject with my husband?