Roos favorite hen starting to walk bow legged...should I "save" her

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shawnm2639, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. shawnm2639

    shawnm2639 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok while I was writing the subject line I realized how many of our ol dirty jokes come from the live stock on the farm [​IMG] [​IMG] ...sorry gang. But really...he had 5 hens and lives in a commune. (all my chickens free range and live in the trees of my little jungle and yes I intend to round them all up before winter.) Anyway back to my little "founding feathers" hen.

    She and the other 4 and the roo are the original group. I have been concerned for quite some time about the hens. I have around 40 birds in different ages (including the 4 roos who are going to freezer camp soon) and they are the only girls that have a need for a saddle. The one hen that stays with him aaalll the time is the one who is walking funny. At first I just thought she was squatting and sometimes I still do. Any one out there know anything about this???? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She must be the "favorite". There is always one who is intensively object of the attentions of the rooster. I had one who was limp of one leg, because of this. I had to separate her for some time, until she recovered.
    There she is, short, old, but irresistible.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe walking like a penguin is a sign of internal laying. I'd post this in the emergencies section.
     
  4. shawnm2639

    shawnm2639 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Lord, I didn't think she was in egg laying distress. I have caught her and put her in the coop with the other two founding feathers that have the back feathers needing a little time to grow back. I will watch her and see of course the other two gals have stopped laying but I figured that was weather/location/situation change. I will monitor...ty ty ty
     

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