Got an ameracauna mix, from an egg last year. Shes been doing this for close to 6 weeks now. Checked her good for possible egg bound and abdominal masses-nada. Had her in the house for a couple days to feed her up good and continues still to now. She walks around with her tail raised up as if shes alarmed. Ive noticed the other gals will walk like this, but it always seems related to being pecked or something spooked them, its always soon gone and back to normal relaxed state. She has started staying in the coop more, she clucks some, its differant than normal but is not a normal gone broody cluck. She used to hate me but the short time of personal care made her like me and will allow me to hold her and fuss over her. Ive treated her for worms with wazine, dusted her good all over with DE for bugs, inspected her tail area, nothing seems amiss. I just do not know what could be wrong, Her weight is good, everything seems normal xcept for the raised tail. She also pretty much avoids the rest of the flock. Could she just have a perennial case of low girl on the totem pole so she always on high alert? Shes not laying but none of them are now, since they are all molting. Could there have been an injury in the beginning that maimed the muscles in the area but left a sort of paralysis there? Shes a really nice gal, pretty white and blond colors, normal size, unknown as to egg laying-theres too many to know if any one bird is laying or not.
Thanks if anyone has any ideas!