So, I have a beautiful little brown leghorn. One of my favs, 3 years old and still laying strong. So, one morning I find a dead chicken in the coop and my leghorn's leg swinging. The leg was broken, clean, up by the hip (the femur, near the hip head). No blood or wounds. I was advised to put it down or splint it. When I couldn't catch her (she fluttered and hopped on her other leg) I didn't want to hurt her anymore. I decided to watch her and let her take her chance. Put her in a safe horse stall with water and food. Long story short, she has recovered! She still limps, no doubt, but she is again out and about with the flock. She was only on one leg for about 4 weeks. She started using it cautiously. It is amazing how well instinct took over, like she was doing her own physical therapy. just my .02 in case someone has a similar case. This worked for me, and I wish i had known that they can recover.