I have a hen who hadn't come out of the coup today. Getting close to laying was what I'd hoped but when no sign of her coming out still at lunchtime, I decided to check her over. I picked her out, no fuss from her, checked her legs base of feet and vent, couldn't see anything abnormal. I put her down on the grass and she just stood for a while and then tentatively walked to the water and she seems not to be wanting to put weight on right foot. She walks normally but just seems unsure of putting weight on the leg/foot. She had a good long drink and then started on food. She doesn't seem to have broken a toe as they are gripping well. Could she have pulled a muscle, this is the hen who has taken charge and likes to show it, so I was wondering if she strained something. I assume we just let them rest up. It is so unusual not to have her running out to greet me, grief I've only had them just over 3 weeks and I am so used to their being around.