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Constipated Chicken, What to do?

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My chicken is severely constipated and I'm not sure how much more she can take. We soaked her for an hour yesterday and cleaned off her bottom. She is isolated and in doors in a warm cage. We have given her blueberries, pancake, rice, normal feed, and water. She has eaten a little, but has still not passed anything and wont walk around. I'm willing to try anything, please help!!

post #2 of 5

Molasses should help you here but not too much. Just a little bit at a time. Mix it into some water first and give her some by the dropper. If she's not better then it might be something else that's doing this.

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You cleaned off her bottom? Was she pasted up? How old is the chicken?

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Are you sure she isn't egg bound? Gently feel hens abdomen for an egg. Handle her craefully to do this. You don't want the egg to break inside of her. Next, check the hen's vent to see if the egg is lodged within reach.  If you feel an egg, submerge her bottom in a warm (not hot) bath for at least 30 min. This will help her vent area to relax. Speak gently to her and massage her belly in the direction of the vent. She should start calm down and begin to relax. This method is done several times a day. Place her (if you can) in a wire cage bottom and place a basin of steamy water beneath it. The water should be warm enough to provide steam but not hot enought to burn. Provide a heat lamp with a sheet or towel to retain the moisture. Monitor the heat with a thermometer and keep the temp warm. Do not exceed 102.  Provide fresh water. The moist heat method should work in a few hours. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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i heard molasses works well on chicks but  i´ve never tried is a link .  if you scroll down you´ll find directions on how to use it. good luck!

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