I have a 5 month old Marans pullet who has been limping for a little over a week now. She will put her foot down to take a step, but only the toes. When standing still, she holds the foot in front of her with just the tips of the toes touching the ground. She will eventually lay down and stick her foot out to the side. I've separated her, had her soak in a Epson salt bath a few times, sprayed the legs with Vetercyn, but she continues to have problems. I keep her indoors in a plastic dog crate at night and most days because I don't want her trying to roost and hurting herself further getting up or down. I do let her outside with the other chickens when I'm home so she can get some exercise and socialize. However, she is generally ready to come back in the house at night (follows me around and doesn't go in to roost with the others). Up until now, I've had a hard time trying to get a good look at her legs, but she is finally getting used to all the handling, and I was able to hold her on her back (like a baby) to get a look at her legs. The toes and feet look fine - both look the same, no wounds, etc. However the hock joint is swollen on the affected leg. Also, if I feel above the hock joint, I can feel much more (tendon, tissue?) in the affected leg than the unaffected leg. It appears to me to be a soft tissue injury, perhaps inflamed or injured tendon, but then I don't know for sure. Anyone experienced anything like this or have any ideas?