tail carried to one side?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patandchickens, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Quick question about one of the three ready-to-lay (actually two now ARE laying!) pullets I got via the feed store last week... I notice that her tail is always carried to the left side at about a 45 degree angle. That is, it seems basically vertical (well, not that she has *so* many tail feathers yet), but when viewed from above it always points to about 8 o'clock instead of 6 o'clock. Is this just a basically-harmless skeletal defect, or could it be an actual Problem? Otherwise, she seems quite happy and healthy and friendly, and seems to have been laying since the first day we had her.


  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    It's nothing to worry about if she doesn't have any kind of obvious damage or disease. Occasionally, a bird will carry a tail that is off center. I just gave away a roo with that problem. His kind of leaned to the right a little.
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Wow. They are already laying, but don't have all their tail feathers? How old are they?

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