crouching hen/mating injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tracyallyson, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. tracyallyson

    tracyallyson New Egg

    Sep 21, 2011
    I would appreciate any advice...
    I have a hen who is crouching when walking instead of normal posture when walking and she wants to sit more than her normal hunt and peck activities . this is the second time. first time i separated her for a couple days, then let her out she seemed ok after a day or so. two days ago it happened again crouching when walking. i separated her again. she is eating good,laying her eggs,and her stools are fine.???? I'm guessing she is being hurt from my rooster? I have four hens he mates with, so she is not the only one. just not sure.? thanks for any input.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Could be from mating, especially if he's a lot heavier than she is or she doesn't get into a good position before he mounts. Chickens can also develop joint diseases, infectious or not, in the hip or "knee."

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