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Badly Constipated Pullet. Help!

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I have a 4 month old pullet that I think might be severely constipated. The poor girls strains and cries, but not much comes out. Her bottom looks so sore! I've given her a number of epsom salt baths to help keep her bottom clean and it hasn't helped. A website suggested feeding yogurt for probiotics and giving molasses water. This has been going on for about a week. 

 

I've also tried to gently massage the blockage out. I have been able to help pull some of the poop out but it just comes right back. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

 

Thanks!

 

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I think you have to deal with it like you would with pasty butt. Try using a warm wet wash cloth (or cotton ball) and a Q-Tip (cotton swab) a few times a day..I had a chick with really bad pasty butt, but after doing that a few times it cleared up and he became a healthy rooster!

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