I am embarrassed to say that I have been meaning to post this for some time. I got these 2 young bantam cochin pullets from a man who had to sell all of his chickens. I have been keeping them in with the guineas, no problem. One day a several weeks back I noticed one of the cochins was hobbling about in the pen. She has been too terrified of me to let me check her out. It's taken this whole time, and lots of treats, but I think she is to the point that I can catch her and look her over better. I believe she has hurt her leg, as she was fine the morning I noticed her hobbling. One problem is that her legs are so feathered that I can't see anything. I was thinking I could fill the utility sink with a few inches of warm water and get her wet, will that help me to see anything? Can/should I cut the feathers off? What is the best way to proceed?