I have a 9 mo. Delaware hen who was grabbed by a possum Monday night. My husband came home to her being dragged out of the coop, just in time to save her, but she was pretty badly injured. She had a big gash on the back of her neck, a flap of skin was peeled back, but there was little blood and didn't appear to have any deep tissue damage. She also had some bite marks on her leg joint, right where the feathers stop and the scales begin. It was bleeding a little bit. She was bearing weight on both legs then, but by the morning couldn't put weight on the one that was bit and has been laying down ever since. And by that next evening, her entire foot and leg had swelled up. I treated all of the wounds with iodine and they seem to be healing. No signs of infection anyway. She's eating some and has normal looking poop, maybe a bit on the dry side but good sized. I've been giving her some apples, carrots and cheerios in addition to her normal feed, which she seems to love. I have her in my basement in a large dog crate on newspaper bedding that I've been changing regularly to keep her dry and clean. She doesn't move much though, so it's been staying really clean. I've also been keeping it somewhat dark so she stays quiet. The temp is a consistent 50-55 degrees. Since Tuesday, her condition hasn't really changed much. She's alert and eats the treats I give her, but still can't put any weight on one leg. Swelling hasn't gotten worse, but it also hasn't gotten any better, and I can't really tell if she can even move her toes. It definitely hurts her if I try to move her leg at the joint. If her leg is broken, is there much chance for a decent recovery? And should I be doing anything else to help her? I've been reading other emergency posts about feeding aspirin so I think I'll start that tomorrow to help with the pain. Thank you for any insight you can share!