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hen keeping tail to ground

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynyrd, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. lynyrd

    lynyrd Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure what is going on with my 3 yo black star hen. I just went out to give the girls some mealworm treats and she is dragging her tail and vent area along the ground. looks like a dog sitting. otherwise she is acting perfectly normal. she was gobbling up mealworms per norm so her appetite not affected. what would make a hen assume and maintain this strange posture. we have no rooster in our flock and she laid her normal egg yesterday
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Check to see if she is egg bound. You will feel a hard mass in her abdomen.
     
  3. lynyrd

    lynyrd Out Of The Brooder

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    no hard mass. now doin the pose off n on will keep an eye on her i guess. dont know ,but really appreciate your suggestions, thank you
     

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