I know nothing about this, but i wish you luck. I think I would keep doing what you are doing and give the fella a chance to make it. Hope everything works out well
HELP! One of my 3 day old chicks can't poop! - Page 3
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AWEE the poor little thing, I have heard using oatmeal is good if you have pasty poop because it tends to get it solid again. But if he is bound up inside, I don't think that is a good idea right now. I have heard people actually feeding there chicks olive oil for bounded up but honestly I have never tried it because I have never been in that situation. I do hope you keep working with him though... keep us posted.
Ok, I PM'd a Araucana breeder. The Araucana is a rumpless bird...meaning no tails. They can have problems with too short of backs. They can be built improperly with not enough room on the inside to process waste. I didn't know this....She said to cull. I already culled one yesterday he was trying to poop and screaming in pain.....it was VERY difficult but I feel I did what was best for him. The other one was still eating here and there so I left him alone. She said to cull that one also....I am going to follow her advice and end his suffering! I thank everyone for the support and advice. I feel I have done everything I can for him.....I gotta do what is best for him, not me. I can't let him suffer anymore. X100