We separated the chicken that was limping, but it got no better. After 3 weeks cooped up in an xlarge dog crate I gave up and figured whatever was going to happen needed to happen...so for a week we have had a limpy chicken in with the other chickens...Then today I go up and the chicken that was limping no longer is...but a different chicken is doing the exact same thing as the first...They won't straighten out their toes on one foot...they hold it drawn up...so they roost on the floor, but eat and get around like normal. No swelling. No bends...everything looks fine, and the chickens act alright other than the limping on the one leg. At first I thought the chicken got hurt because it was the only one limping and I found it with it's leg stuck in a box it had run into to hide.... But now I am not so sure. Perhaps after a month this newly limping chicken will stop. Also the first limping chicken has become unnaturally friendly now that the limp is gone. It literally follows me all around and sits on my shoes. Perhaps because I have been rescuing it from all the places it limped to and couldn't get out of. It just seems so odd that when one stops limping another one starts. So what chicken viruses can cause a chicken to limp and then stop...or is it possible that 2 chickens have just sprained their little feet? I mean I guess it is possible...but on the exact day one stops limping another starts. Odd indeed. I am open to any thoughts. I am not afraid of death really just because the first chicken limped for just over a month...no diarrhea, no wheezing, no anything...just the limping.