Hen standing straight up

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maurerwerks, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    I had posted this on the Emergencies and Illness forum, but got no response. Maybe someone here can give me some feedback...
    One of my BO hens, Lilly, has for a while been walking kind of funny. All the other hens bend over and peck the ground with their fuzzy butts in the air. Lilly looks like she is in a "squat" posture, with her tail down. When she walks it is more upright than the others. I have to lift her on to a roost every night - it's only about a foot and a half high, because she can't get up there herself. She lays an egg on the ground almost every day and eats and drinks and poops just fine. I haven't seen the rooster at her lately, but he used to romance her quite a bit. She used to roost on top of the nest boxes, but I blocked those off, because my birds are all pretty big and I didn't want them jumping that far any more. She started having these troubles a couple of months ago. Any thoughts? Thanks for any help.
  2. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Will you post some pictures? Thanks

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