My 10 and 1/2 year old easter-egger hen became suddenly lame about a month ago. I thought it was a broken/sprained leg. After waiting a couple weeks for it to heal, it didn't. I took her to an Avian specialist and she took xrays. No breaks. She said she saw maybe a mass around her left ovary. Can't know more without a scope, which I'm choosing not to do. The vet gave me an NSAID and a pain med. I've been giving it to her for over a week and there's really no change. She's eating and drinking and pooping fine. I have her in a dog crate, and in the mornings for about 10 minutes, I put her with the other 3 old hens I have just in the coop area. She seems to enjoy it. She is still limping alot and is essentially walking on her tip-toes on the bad side. The vet (who is new), is thinking the mass is causing irritation to the nerve that runs down the leg. I just don't know. I'm not convinced that's the problem. The picture I'm showing doesn't show much. Her foot is swollen, but the vet said it might be fluid not flowing out of it well..........perhaps from the mass compressing things. The hen holds it out in front of her alot with outstretched toes. Why is she only stepping on her tip toes? Its not her foot that's hurt. I can move it all around and it doesn't bother her. She has no sign of bumblefoot in that foot........however, she does have a big black scab on the other foot (with no swelling)......probably from having to put all her weight on that foot. I just don't understand why she doesn't put her foot flat down. Seems like putting her weight on just her tip toes would be hard. Its all very strange. Her abdomen is soft and has no swelling anywhere. I asked about gout, but the vet said you usually feel alot more crepitace in the joints. Any ideas??