I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about my 7 month old Jersey Giant hen. She has always had a "hitch in her getalong," but never very severe...just sort of gave to her left side. It has suddenly become very pronounced, with her taking a few steps, and then sitting down. It is clearly painful...at times she'll be walking/running just fine, and it seems to "give out" on her. (It kinda reminds me of when I tore cartilage in my knee back in high school.) It does appear to be an injury/joint issue, as opposed to an illness...she has bright eyes/comb, eats voraciously, stool is fine, and she filled her crop today free-ranging (even though she couldn't get around very well). The girls only free-range a couple of hours a day, the rest of the time they are in a tractor with a complete feed - Layena crumbles. They do not get scratch/corn...I will occasionally give them treats like millet, cut oats, wheat grain, fresh fruits/veggies...but in small amounts...so I am leaning against a vitamin deficiency. The only difference to their routine was that they didn't get out to free-range Mon/Tues/Wed of this week b/c I had to work long hours...I am wondering if maybe she has a bit of a bum joint/arthritis, and is "stowed-up" since she couldn't run/fly like usual. Any thoughts are appreciated!