Hello! Well, it wasn't my intention to purchase a pullet since I placed a chick order that morning but the kids & I went to a poultry sale on Saturday and I came home with 4-6 mo. old Buff Orpington pullet who has trouble walking. I felt sorry for her all alone in the cage and $5 later she is home with us. The lady said that she didn't know what happened to her just that when she went out to the pen to feed them on the Thursday before that the pullet was injured either by the other hens (or maybe a roo). She has difficulty in walking. She must be at the tail-end of molting because she has new feathers under her wings & near her neck and gets quite annoyed when I push those new feathers around. She will sit all puffed up but is alert, clucks when she sees us and she will get out of her box if she wants something to eat/drink. Her poo looks normal and she usually will stand up if she has to go. She just can't walk or stand very well without tipping at times and sometimes she acts like her one leg hurts because she will lean over on one side a bit when she is lying down. And she definitely was a little dehydrated and malnourished - possibly due to her injury (but she sure does have soft and pretty golden feathers!) She has put on a little weight since Saturday and her comb/wattle have pinked up more and are starting to turn a little reddish. My 10 yr old has been putting "Quick Chick vitamins & electrolytes for poultry" in her water - is this okay to continue and, if so, for how long? So, any suggestions in how to treat this? I don't think she is ill since she is acting fairly normal other than the puffing up & not being able to walk. But I do have her separate from the other girls anyways. Maybe she was squashed by the other chickens she was with or got her leg caught in the pen (she is definitely was a caged hen... clean feet, long nails, sharp beak.... not like my one-yr old gals) or maybe the rooster was rough with her? Anyways, I'm just looking for some suggestions on how to treat this mystery. Should I keep her quiet & sitting or should we try to get her to exercise her legs a bit? I've been setting her outside during the day so she can enjoy the wind & some sunshine but I'm at a loss as to what else to do for her. Thanks!!