Tail pointing towards the ground

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bannerdb, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. bannerdb

    bannerdb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    wondering, if I should be worried? On of my girls flew out of the run today and went walkabout. She went down the road into a neighbouring field. I spent nearly 2 hours trying to catch her. (She gave up running, so I won!)

    When I carried her back to the run and put her inside, she spent the rest of the evening skulking around with her back arched and her tail pointed towards the ground. She looks like a hunchback almost! Should I be worried about his behaviour? Or is she just annoyed with me for spoiling her little adventure?
     
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    bannerdb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    The tail pointed down is typically a sign that something is wrong. But it could be that she was just pouting. Keep an eye on her. Maybe give her some treats and see if she doesn't perk up.
     

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