Hi, I have a 4 year old hen that can't walk very well. She lumbers when she walks and stands almost erect like a penguin with her tail feathers tucked under her. She's been this way for about a year and hasn't really gotten any worse. I did take her to a vet that does see chickens about a year ago and he really didn't have any constructive advice. She's healthy otherwise. Eats well, gets around a little bit. She's with me all the time. Lives in my heated garage in a big dog crate and goes with me to work at the farm everyday. I have a spot set up for her where she can see other chickens but they can't get to her. I suspect that she has arthritis. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or given Glucosamine to a chicken? It's a naturally occuring substance in joints and it helps promote the production of synovial fluid in the joints and ease pain. I give it to my horses, my dog and I take it myself. I have felt a difference in my own joints and in the way my old arthrititc horses go too. My dog has hip dysplasia and I can see that it makes him less stiff as well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.