Hen walking sideways with tail laid to one side?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gingers5, Feb 26, 2013.

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    I have a 2 year old red sex-link hen that is showing some odd behavior. I noticed when we got her last fall her tail laid over to the side, even when she is standing straight. Shortly after I also noticed she would do a side-step to get to things. This has continued to worsen. She still is laying regularly and eats and drinks fine. But when she tries to come to me she will step sideways...like she is hesitant to come, it takes her a while to get where she is going. It is very strange. She is not in a molt, she could have hit her head flying off the coop, I had one break a leg a few months ago, it is a high coop. Does anyone have any ideal what is going on?
     

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