I know that there are no definate answers here because noone can see this chicken and I haven't been able to examine it closely, but just tossing this out and hoping for opinions/advice. Our feed store has a park out back with a playground, some goats, ducks and chickens. The animals are kept really well - clean, spacious pens, well fed, very friendly, glossy, etc. I was told that at the end of the summer they adopt out the chickens. I am in love with a beautiful Banty rooster - he's so friendly, and speckled with a thousand different colors - but the trouble is, he is in a pen with his little Banty hen, who cannot stand up at all. She has one leg out straight to the side, and gets around by shufflng and using her wings for balance. She doesn't even look comfortable when she's sitting still. The people in the store say that when they got to the park, they were put in with the geese, and then her leg went like that, so they assume a goose grabbed her. My coop is raised off the ground with a ramp for the chickens to get in, and this hen could never get up it. I wouldn't want to take the rooster and leave the poor hen. So, my questions: I'm assuming that her problem is a) a goose injury, b) untreated splay leg, or c) a nutritional problem. I am new to chickens, so I don't even know if my assumptions make sense (which is why I'm asking you folks to seem to know everything!!!) Are any of these feasible, and if so, is it possible that any of them are treatable? (realizing, of course, that noone can give me a definate answer) I have two silkie hens, and lost my poor roo to a raccoon. I'd love to add this little Banty guy, but how could I abandon this poor little hen? Any thoughts?