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Odd Posture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maurerwerks, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hmmm are you sure she lays an egg every day? Does she sort of walk like a penguin? I've always heard that's a sign of being egg bound, but if she's laying.....I'm not sure.

    Somebody will come along shortly with help,

    Sharon
     

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