Why Tail

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by juststruttin, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    I have a 12 week old Speckled Sussex pullet that has a why tail. The tail looked fine up until 1 week ago, so I am assuming she got injured. She looks completely healthy and comfortable and is able to perch on the roost without any problems. I am wondering if she will have any problems laying eggs when the time comes. I would hate for her to get egg bound. Has anyone here had a chicken with why tail, and how did she do.
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    My friend has one silkie girl that has wry tail, and she is strictly a pet because she has never laid any eggs. We are thinking the no egg laying is due to the wry tail. But, she is probably about 3 years old now, and she lives fine, she just doesn't lay eggs. But, you do not want to breed a bird that has wry tail, so it's a good thing that her doesn't lay eggs.

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