Hi there. My name is Wry Tail and I'm a white leghorn. I was a normal chick but when I started to develop real chicken feathers my tail never pointed straight up. It wasn't a big deal to me, just cosmetic. I was mommy's first layer at 16.5 weeks and I am mommy's best layer currently. I have a great personality and I know she would never cull me. But... she knows I have something wrong and probably wouldn't breed me if she could help it. Most of the time my feathers don't bother me but today I had a big poo-ball stuck on there and mom had to excise it with scissors. I was not pleased. Does anyone know the real condition I have and what causes it? Also any help on the prevention of poo-balls on my butt would be most appreciated. Thanks.