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post #11 of 18

I'm wondering if the vent never formed correctly and he can't poop.

Could be a birth defect. Do you have a vet that can look at him?

The only other thing I can think of is give him a soak in a warm epsom salts bath, pat dry then apply some hemorrhoid  cream, if the vent is protruding by chance, the cream will hopefully reduce the swelling so he can "go".

post #12 of 18

Seems like it could be a defect, maybe no opening or just a super tiny one. Can you get a Q tip, dip in baby oil (or any oil) and try to open the vent a tiny bit? If you can't find an opening, that's all she wrote. If that is the case, there is nothing for you to do.  I did have a chick once with a malformed vent, hatched from shipped eggs. It just could not poop properly, had only a half-size opening. It did pass away within two weeks or less.

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post #13 of 18
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I'm wondering if the vent never formed correctly and he can't poop.
Could be a birth defect. Do you have a vet that can look at him?
The only other thing I can think of is give him a soak in a warm epsom salts bath, pat dry then apply some hemorrhoid  cream, if the vent is protruding by chance, the cream will hopefully reduce the swelling so he can "go".

Hi there! Just took him to the vet. She said the same as you, he might have a defect where he hasn't got an opening. She stuck a syringe up his vent, which confirmed that he actually does. Phew!

However, she said she could feel a block. She said it probably wasn't poo as she couldn't get through it, she said it may be an internal growth stopping the flow of poop.

She decided to squirt some water up there. Then my poor boys vent started bleeding! She said the water went somewhere which is a good sign. She also said the blood may be because the needle went through the growth which was stopping the poop. She said make sure he eats and drinks lots and see what happens, but its a 50/50 chance.

Thankyou for all your help and guidance, it means a lot!
post #14 of 18

Well, at least we know there is some type of opening there.

Since he has been eating, but not really drinking, I try to get liquids into him.

So I will wait and see with you:hugs

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Hi there! Just took him to the vet. She said the same as you, he might have a defect where he hasn't got an opening. She stuck a syringe up his vent, which confirmed that he actually does. Phew!

However, she said she could feel a block. She said it probably wasn't poo as she couldn't get through it, she said it may be an internal growth stopping the flow of poop.

She decided to squirt some water up there. Then my poor boys vent started bleeding! She said the water went somewhere which is a good sign. She also said the blood may be because the needle went through the growth which was stopping the poop. She said make sure he eats and drinks lots and see what happens, but its a 50/50 chance.

Thankyou for all your help and guidance, it means a lot!


Interesting. Well, you knew something was wrong because you were observant, good for you!

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post #16 of 18

Any news?

How is your little one?

post #17 of 18
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Any news?
How is your little one?

Hi there! He is doing fine, he finally started pooping! phew!!! He now has some ladies to keep him company and will be out in the coop fairly soon! Thank you for all your help!
Edited by chickerchick - 4/6/16 at 3:21am
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Hi there! He is doing fine, he finally started pooping! phew!!! He now has some ladies to keep him company and will be out in the coop fairly soon! Thank you for all your help!


Glad to hear it!

He will be a happy boy with some ladies:)

Wishing you well!

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