I have a bantam chicken who is about 18 months-2 years old, when we got her she had a slight limp, however this went away when she became broody. lately her leg has got much worse and she will not put it down. When she goes to walk, her whole foot is flat and her leg is very swollen as you can see from the pics. Her feet are very scaly, could this be having an affect on it? Also it has got very muddy in the run so she tends to stay in one place all day even though they have the option to roam around the farm. Also another one of our young hens, a silkie about 1 year old, does this wierd thing with her legs, she will stand on one leg and left the other vertically up in the air, as if shes stretching. She does this all the time and it happens even if she is in a rush and just randomly. Could there be something wrong with her hips? Or is it just that she doesnt like to get her feet wet? Im trying to get a picture of her doing it so as soon as i do i will post one. Any help will be greatfull as i would hate to know any of my chickens are not happy.