Pullet has a sideways tail?! Is she ok?!

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6 Years
Jun 23, 2013
Lorane, Oregon, USA

What in the world is wrong with my little crested hen? She was hatched in April I believe and i brought her home in july. it seems as though the older she gets, the more crooked it gets. It's practically sideways. The farm I got her from said she should begin laying this month (sep, 2013) but I'm worried about her. It doesn't seem to hurt. She seems so fragile though but she's my only crested chicken so I don't have anything to compare her too. We call her "Tina Turner" and she lives in an enclosure with one Rooster- he's not much larger & they seem to get along wonderfully
Its probably just a genetic defect. As long as she seems fine otherwise, I think she'll be okay. Just don't show her, as she would be disqualified (in poultry shows, what she has is considered "wry tail"). Pretty bird! I'm sure you love her, even if she's not perfect.

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