Odd RSL behavior...hard to explain

Kaesi2020

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Hi all! My one year old RSL hen has been acting odd. Her butt is kind of extended in the air more than normal and she just stands in the yard not moving. I picked her up and moved her with the rest of the flock and then she went into the bushes and continued the same behavior- not sitting but standing with her tail kind of higher up than normal. She is also super quiet. She is physically fine and has been eating and scratching normally. This behavior only started in the last couple of hours (5-7 PM). Any ideas? I know this is not very detailed but this is definitely not regular behavior for her. I am not sure if she laid an egg today unfortunately.
 

FeatherTay

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I would wait until tomorrow to see if she is still doing this. A couple of hours isn’t much so it may be nothing. As long as she is eating, drinking, and acting normally than she is probably ok.
 

Kaesi2020

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Kaesi2020

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Here is a photo of what it looks like. She does not lay down, she just stands like this, making no noise and being very still. It started around 5 PM and its 730 now. During this time she has not been eating or drinking. Very odd behavior for her...

Thank you!
 

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Kaesi2020

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Hm, my RSLs have never done this. Can you check around her vent for injuries?
I'm starting to wonder if she is egg bound and cannot pass the egg. One egg came out with white bands an hour ago but she continues to stand and squeeze her vent like she needs to lay still :(
 

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