Anal cavity swollen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cfaure, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Cfaure

    Cfaure Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. Hope someone has got a solution for me. Been crying all day. My one Reeves pheasant chick (week old), hes anal cavity is swollen and he can not poop at all. His lower body is purple and swollen due to no pooping. He is in so much pain. Last year it happen to 2 other chicks, I culled them because they where in agony. Is something stuck in there or what can be wrong? Can food do that? To much protein....calcium? I am desperate for help.
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    soak his bum in warm water and gently rub his butt.Put some vasaline on his butt .....He sounds like he got plugged up....



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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Recheck the temp in the brooder.........Possibly got to warm or to cold....Have a warm spot and a cooler spot so they can choose....


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  4. Cfaure

    Cfaure Out Of The Brooder

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    I have soaked is butt in warm water, massaged him. Gave him coconut oil. Nothing is working. The brooder is big, with the warm light on the one side so they have got the other side to move to if they get too warm. What causes this to happen?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I am as stumped as you are right now......

    @TwoCrows

    She possibly can help......



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  6. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best to take him to a veterinarian.
     
  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep soaking in warm epsom salt bath and lubricating with a Q-Tip soaked in oil until you get something moving. It is almost certainly pasty butt at that age and you need to open that passage up so that poop can pass out otherwise it will die. Rub and massage it's vent with your fingers whilst it is soaking in the warm water, then apply oil and soak and massage again.

    Good luck

    Barbara
     

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