My little sister's chick, a 3 day old Barred Rock named Dozy, is acting kind of strange. Every few minutes it stands like it is about to poop, with the breast up and wings out, and starts peeping in a really distressed way, like it is in pain. No poop comes out. What is wrong with little Dozy? Otherwise, she acts mostly normal, besides sleeping a whole lot (hence the name) and just being slightly less active then the other chicks, a Silver Polish, Black Sex-link, and Black Australorp. They are all the same age. Do you think that the chick is dehydrated maybe? Or could it be coccidiosis? I am concerned that she cannot poop, except for a very small amount of foamy liquid. I have cleaned her vent several times because of her seeming inability to go to the bathroom.
My sister would be crushed if her little 4-H chick died. We all would. She has the sweetest personality. I honestly have no idea what is wrong and what else I should do.
Thanks a bunch in advance because I know that you guys are smart and helpful cookies;)