I have a young black hen that has been limping for over two weeks now and it does not seem to be getting any better. She just started out limping a little, then i began to notice that the joint was becoming very swelled up, and now she only walks on one leg. She is very healthy and fat and can fly with my other birds just fine. At first i thought that her leg was just a minor injury that would go down in a few days but it got to the point where i do not know what i should do to the leg. Would she have to be apputated? I read on line that many people have simmular problems with thier birds and it is ussaully an infection that is causing the leg to swell. I just also noticed that one of my male pigeons is beggining to limp also, so it could it possible be contagious? I thought that it was just a sprang from landing too hard on to it's leg. I have no axess to any medicine online and so do what do you guys think i should do?