One of my barred rock hens is limping, I left them in their caged in area yesterday and today bc I had to do an overnight stay in the hospital to monitor my baby's funny heart beat... Anyways I noticed it today when i got home and let them out, so i caught her and there are no thorns in her feet, no scratches or trauma that I can find of any sort all the way up her leg and into the feathers. Could she maybe have just strained it trying to get out or something? They hate not being able to free range. (Also while i was checking her over i noticed she had a large amount of poo on her butt feathers, should i trim them like a baby chick?) Now, some of my silkies I thought were getting scaly leg mites so I've been treating everyone for about a week now, I honestly have no idea what healthy chicken legs look like (google it and you'll find all kinds of recipes but no live chicken leg close-ups!) but if she has the mites then some of her scales right where her toes separate out from the foot are barely, barely, barely lifted from the leg and I just can't tell if legs just look that way or if she has the mites... I read the mites can cause leg problems but surely she can't have them bad enough to cause problems yet, if I can't even tell if her scales are lifted or normal, right?