4 day old chick trouble with pooping

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  1. DiamondSwan

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    Awwwww, I'm glad she's doing better! Maybe it would help if you keep her separate from the others with one other chick to keep her company. Then she wouldn't get so messy. :)
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    She's not pooping solid(most the time) yet?
    Cut out everything but chick feed and water.
    Make sure her crop is emptying properly.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

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    If she is still pasty, after you clean and dry her, you can put a small amount of vaseline/oil around the vent, this might help the poop from sticking so much to that fuzzy bum.
     
  4. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does most of the time but it seems like she seeps in between her solid poops. That is what is getting her bottom pasty. I see her poop but it doesn't detach a lot of the time.

    I have been massaging her crop a couple times a day to be sure it does empty.
     
  5. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using oil and made sure she only has minimal fluff down there. Not sure what the next step is going to be
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    Is it seepage or is it cecal poop? They will poop solid, but also will have a brown stinky cecal poop as well. Do you feel there is a problem with her crop as well?
     
  7. aart

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  8. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what she looked like this morning. She is definitely pooping solid so it could be cecal. I've removed almost all of her bottom fuzz. Just not sure what else to do. I'll have to keep food out tonight and monitor her crop in the morning. [​IMG]
     
  9. aart

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    Hmmmm...that does not look like a normal vent area, even given the trimming of downy feathers.
    It looks like it is bulging quite a bit.

    Can you locate the navel area?
    Compare, by sight and feel, navel and vent to other chicks.
    Could be a navel infection or the yolk sac did not ascend and/or abdominal muscles did not properly close leaving the intestines deformed, thus the difficulty in voiding.
     
  10. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cleaned her bottom and checked her navel against the others and I don't feel anything abnormal. [​IMG]


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