2 day old chick having trouble pooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hennypen, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick had a small bit of pasty butt yesterday which was odd because the brooder was clean etc... but after I cleaned up its bottom a huge amount of poo came out. Since then, the chick squaks and squaks every time it has to poop but not much is coming out. Is there anything I can do for it?
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Make sure they are drinking enough and a dab of oil rubbed on the vent should help till they start a regular cycle. Perhaps a light mash for a few day's couldn't hurt.

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  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Pasty butt is caused by chicks that are in rooms that are too drafty, not necessarily a dirty brooder. Make sure your babies aren't having temperature fluctuations in their brooder due to breezeways, etc. That should clear up the pasty.
     
  4. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good to know. Thanks! This is the 5th hatch all raised the same way and the first problem like this. Only one chich has a problem.
     
  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best photo but it tells the tail. I don't know if the wrong egg was sent and this is a tailless breed ( do those exist?). Or if this chick has a defect in the rear end area. Thoughts? The two other chicks are growing tails this one is not and he also had trouble pooping. He strains a lot. it dies come out but he pushes really hard.

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