drooping tail, slow moving hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kdakis, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. kdakis

    kdakis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of the sudden one hen in my 10 bird flock has a drooping tail and she is moving slowly. She is isolated now for observation. What does this mean???
     
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  2. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When did you first notice this behavior?Mabe she is sad over something?Please PM me.
     
  3. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just learned the sad way - one of my hens had the dropping tail (aka Penguin Stance). It's probably an egg binding problem.

    You'll need to do some internal exploration of her.
    My hen would still eat, but I needed to lift the food up to her. She was craving anything moist.

    Good luck and please keep us posted!
     

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