Lopsided hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quartracreranch, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. quartracreranch

    quartracreranch New Egg

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    She gets around just fine but she looks bad. I can't tell if she's in pain doesn't look like it tho. She eats and drinks plenty and isn't picked on.
    This is her compared to another polish [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's called wry tail. It's a genetic deformity. She should be able to live a normal life and lay eggs normally, but she should not be used for breeding.
     
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  3. quartracreranch

    quartracreranch New Egg

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    Okay thank you. Can you tell if they have this when they're chicks? @junebuggena
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's not always apparent at hatch, but it does become more obvious as they grow in those tail feathers. It can become progressively more pronounced as they age. She may become a bit arthritic, and have a harder time getting around as she gets older. But for now, enjoy your oddity.
     

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