I've only been raising silkies less than a year. I've got a hen who is smaller than the rest and limps. We thought her feathers were tripping her up, so we cut them back a couple of weeks ago. The problem seems to be getting worse, though. Now she won't put any weight on that foot. We've looked her over thoroughly, and the only anomaly we can see is a tight cluster of feathers just above the foot. My husband trimmed them back and they've formed a pretty hard little protrusion. I really love this girl, so any advice or ideas would be appreciated.