Tail feathers pointing down

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kscottjoyce, May 19, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

    212
    0
    99
    Feb 22, 2011
    Townsend
    I have a 5 month old New Hampshire Red hen. Her tail feathers have always been pointing up. She has bee squatting for me for a couple weeks now. Her tail feathers are now always pointed down. Wondering if that is a sign of getting ready to lay or if she just doesn't feel like raising her tail feathers any longer?
    Thank you for any info!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    116
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Have you checked her for illness or defect in the vent area and/or mites?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by