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post #11 of 20
You might have to do it several more times. I had to work on mine for a couple of days before she could poop without making a bunch of noise.

At least she has you, imagine what would happen if she'd stayed at the feed store hmm.png
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post #12 of 20
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She's pooped 4-5 times by herself but I'm still watching her. Her vent is still swollen but she's eating, drinking and sleeping ☺️
post #13 of 20
celebrate.gif All good signs!!!
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post #14 of 20
I am actually going through this right now. I am away on conference and my daughter is tending to her. She is currently soaking her. I feel so bad.
post #15 of 20
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I'm so sorry! It's so sad to hear their little distressed peeps :(

post #16 of 20
Try probiotic in the water for a week. Make sure you give them fresh water every 12 hours, discard undrunk water. Keep them clean and warm. Good luck.
post #17 of 20
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"Poor Edith" is doing so much better! She's (he?) much tinier than the others her age, but her bottom looks almost completely normal. If she is a girl, I wouldn't be surprised if she couldn't lay eggs, but she's such a sweet little thing, it doesn't matter.  Thank you for all of the advice! Someone told me she looked like a Mille Fluer d' Uccle at 1 week. She is almost 3 weeks now. Does that still seem to be the breed?  Any ideas if my Edith is really a Bertie?

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Here is "Poor" Edith now! She's doing great!
post #19 of 20

Glad to see she's doing well! Looks like a pretty millie fleur D'Uccle pullet :)

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post #20 of 20

I just read this thread and found it helpful so I bumped it. I have my first cases of pasty butt four years ago when I began starting my chicks on active culture yogurt  as soon as I get them, which is usually between 6-19 hours after they hatch. These chicks were a week old when I got them and they pooped after I unplugged their vents but one of them is still straining, like she has too poop.

 

I'll post my results tomorrow.

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