Chicken walking like a penguin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HickoryChick, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. HickoryChick

    HickoryChick Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2014
    I have a chicken who is standing erect. Her tail is dragging on the ground. Her wings are not tight against her body. She seems healthy otherwise. At least eating and drinking and going outside to forage. It looks like a serious skeletal problem that came on suddenly. Could be an injury, but she does not seem to be in pain. Or maybe she is, but I don't see it.
  2. jcooper3

    jcooper3 Out Of The Brooder

    She sounds like she has a lash egg. This is caused by an infection of the oviduct. It is a serious condition. Be on the lookout for a soft shelled egg, or a weird egg-shaped wad of waxy pus. You can take her to an avian vet, who might be able to offer support like draining fluid from her abdomen.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2016
  3. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2015
    South Alabama
    She could be eggbound. If you look it up it tells you how to check and then treat it.

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