Just wanted to tell my fellow chicken lovers - who will understand my concern - about BJ roo's "injury". If I am overlooking something I should be doing for him, I'm all ears. BJ, a total sweetheart, is limping badly (sympathy pains for Zane?). Noticed he was laying down all day and then saw him try to follow Annie and he couldn't. So I put them both in the run so she wouldn't run him ragged free ranging. She would normally fuss, wanting to get out and explore but she is respectfully staying by his side, quietly (he is soooooooooo good to her). He looks MISERABLE, head and wings and tail hanging. He will eat fruit and sunflower seed treats, grain bread with olive oil. I brought him a sensible amount of these things once I realized he hasn't had it in him today to walk to his food dishes, and I wanted to cheer him up if at all possible. I also put the food dishes right near him. So I ditched the usual Avia Charge water and made up aspirin water but she's the only one drinking (he did eat cut up cherries that I had dunked in the water but that barely gave him any aspirin water). Checked the bottom of his feet - didn't see anything except a sticky plant part that was stuck in the center of his foot - took it off and applied a bit of neosporin because it was a bit pink though I don't think it was really necessary, and I don't think it caused this problem. When I touch his leg higher up he flinched like it really hurt. So I let him be for the moment so as not to stress him too much. My guess is he somehow pulled something so the remedy will likely be R&R. This will be tough with Annie so eager to explore the world. They only have each other. I don't want him jumping up to perch (don't think he could anyway) so fixed it so there are very small graduated padded steps to the shelf where he sleeps. Not sure he can even negotiate them - will have to watch closely at bedtime - they'll stress out if I take them in the house but we'll see how it goes. I don't like the idea of him jumping down off his sleeping shelf (they prefer that to a perch also offered) in the morning either. If only he'd just stay on the floor of the coop - it's nice and cushy and clean with pine shavings - but you know how they are. We'll see...I may have to stay in there with him till dark and try to keep him on the cushy floor bedding. I have SIX Cooper's hawks in the yard (2 parents and 4 recent fledglings) - that was complicated enough with able bodied chickens but with BJ so compromised I will have to keep them cooped up - for who knows how long - poor babies. I had been standing close by during any free range time. I hate to see my boy hurting and sad. He's so gentle and so caring for Annie, and before her, his Betty. I think I may have to go carry him from the run to the coop because it seems even the short walk would hurt too much. I suppose i could dropper some aspirin water into him but it's a toss up between stressing out him doing that and letting him just drink when he gets thirsty........I have lots of bowls out of the aspirin water so that there's one pretty near him no matter where he is... Thanks for listening. I am grateful. I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings JJ Edited to say YIKES - SORRY SO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!