Tail feathers pointing to the side

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I would agree that you are dealing with wry tail, thought to be a hereditary issue. I had a cockerel once who suddenly developed this at 4 months old. I would not breed the chicken which would pass on the trait, but she may lay fine eggs.
 

TheEasternFlock

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Possibly Wry Tail.
What do you feed including treats?
How old is she?
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Hi 👋 thanks for the replay they are free range and give them onion salad vegetables carrots corn wheat 🌾 apples potatos and snails 🐌 little muscle shell 🐚 basically everything
I would agree that you are dealing with wry tail, thought to be a hereditary issue. I had a cockerel once who suddenly developed this at 4 months old. I would not breed the chicken which would pass on the trait, but she may lay fine eggs.
Oh that’s good if it’s not from the diet than anything I can do to help? She is 6 month old now! Will she live a normal life?
 

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Hi 👋 thanks for the replay they are free range and give them onion salad vegetables carrots corn wheat 🌾 apples potatos and snails 🐌 little muscle shell 🐚 basically everything
Oh that’s good if it’s not from the diet than anything I can do to help? She is 6 month old now! Will she live a normal life?
Hi , no they only eat grains, corn , vegetables and bugs they are free ranged and only sleep at the coop I do give them onions and carrots to
She may live a normal life, Wry Tail is thought to be genetic.
I don't think diet would play a roll, but it wouldn't hurt to provide a nutritionally balanced poultry feed free choice.
 

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