Hello friends and fellow animal lovers. I am new to BackYard Chickens and am excited about meeting you and learning more about chickens. I have 7 beautiful hens. I've had them for about 4 weeks and this is my first flock. 6 hens are approximately 6 months and the last is roughly a year old. This morning, I took my Lakenvelder to my horses' vet who also cares for farm animals. She is 6 months old. This past weekend, I noticed that she was limping and occasionally dragging her left leg behind her. A break of any sort was ruled out during the examination. I was told that she may have "nerve damage" and to keep her "on rest" for a couple of months. I put her in the coop with 2 Cochin and plenty of food & water. The Cochin are very motherly towards her and I felt that they could keep her company. It sounds like the key is to limit her movement. Has anyone else out there experienced this? My heart breaks for her and my older son who treats all of our hens like pets. Any suggestions and/or comments? I can sure use the support. Thanks in advance for your assistance.