Young chicken with limp - Should I PTS? in Chicken Clinic Posted 14 hours ago Best not to separate her otherwise re-introduction can be difficult and sometimes extremely difficult. We had two sister Orpingtons. They were only separated for one night and the feathers were flying next morning! If you can't drop the perch (the lower the better) make sure the floor is well cushioned. Is she jumping straight down from the coop. or does she use the ramp? Reason I ask is we have a large cockerel who hurt his hip a few months back and it looked as though he was doing just that; jumping straight out of the coop. So a whole day was spent making new bigger and wider steps so there was plenty of room for him to walk down. Would you believe it! The hens took to them immediately but old boy still wanted to jump, but now it was even further. The result was he gets picked up out of the coop every morning and placed in the run and his hip is OK. Just continue with the food water. It's just going to take time.