Looking for some advise/thoughts form people. I have a white leg horn with a golf ball size hematoma on one leg. This started a couple months ago when I thought she had landed hard and twisted her knee. It swelled and she was a little lame. At the time a couple days rest and some ice packs seemed to help a lot. The lameness went and she was acting her normal (2nd in command) self though the swelling had not subsided much. About two weeks ago she seemed to hurt it again, and another round of in a cage in the house a few days and a combination of ice pack/ warm compress and a few days rest and she was back in the coop. Four days ago she must have hurt it again, I found her hiding from the #1hen behind a water jug with a pecked crop and a much more swollen leg joint. It does not feel as if anything bone wise is moving abnormally so I don't think its actually broken anywhere. The swelling is about golf ball sized and she did pick it to bleeding 2 days ago. I've treated the wound with styptic powder and put a gauze bandage covered in triple anitbiotic on it, then bandaged it all around with self adhesive gauze, like a soft splint. As I was reading every thread I could find I noted that one said anything below a wound/swelling that is black color is lost. The swelling itself is pretty black but the blood she pecked was normal red, the other side of the joint is normal color as are the rest of the leg and foot toes below the swelling. She is eating drinking and pooping normally and does seem to be putting some weight on the leg from time to time. I have her in the house in a small dog cage with a low perch she can step up onto which she does and she does curl her toes arond the perch though weakly. Any thoughts? Changed bandage today. Just a small drop of red blood from a different spot than where she pecked a wound, but on a black spot. Toes are working, still feel and look normal color and temp. Think the swelling may be slowly going down, but she has a long way to go. Would still like to hear from anyone if you think there is more I could do. Her comb and wattels have been pale and smaller since found her hiding from #1 hen. I am giving her some electrolytes in the water.