She has been pecking at it and its all red, how can I help my baby??
NEED ADVISE PLEASE!! My baby cant poop.. :(
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Do this in a warm area and return her to a warm brooder after you get her mostly dried off with a towel, so she doesn't get chilled...
Edited by MeepBeep - 11/3/15 at 3:57pm
Also put some petroleum jelly on her rear to keep it moist, and so more poop doesn't stick to it. Seeing how sore that looks, it could dry out and crack and that would definitely hurt :(
I got some chicks that had huge balls of poop stuck to them and I put their butts in a running stream of warm water and after a few minutes their poop ball fell off. I had to re-apply the petroleum jelly at least twice a day to keep their butts from drying out, the skin was really damaged. I used creamy petroleum jelly and put it on a Q-tip and smeared it generously on their entire back side. In just a few day they looked and felt much better and had no more poop get stuck to their butts.
I would definitely soak her rear in some warm water to loosen everything up so it came come on out, does it look like its too big or too hard or dry for her to pass on her own? Sorry it was hard to tell from the pic. Maybe someone with more knowledge of chicken constipation issues can answer this. I do know that if you dont get that poop out and they can't poop, they will die
Edited by MESOFRUFFEH - 11/3/15 at 6:57pm