Chicken Acting Normally & Laying Eggs With Saggy Rear End

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cbwolak, May 2, 2017.

  1. cbwolak

    cbwolak New Egg

    Apr 11, 2017
    We have a 2 year old Rhode Island Red named Caramel who about 12 weeks ago started waddling around like a penguin. She continued to eat normally and in the last week started laying again. The shells on the eggs appear to be strong, but they are enlongated. We've had to keep her separated from the other chickens to keep her safe but we can't reintroduce her until she is able to fly up onto the roost. Her abdomen feels soft to the touch and there are no noticeable lumps. Any ideas?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    x2 on @CTKen 's advice, I hope you get it figured out!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you hen is okay. Photos showing her posture may be of help.
    Last edited: May 2, 2017
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under cbwolak [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I am not able to tell you what is going on with your girl but the folks on the ER Forum should be able to assist.

    Best wishes to you and her.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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