Hello, I've tried to search for a thread concerning my dilemma on my 3 week old bab chick. Yesterday, I noticed he seemed a little less energetic but thought nothing of it since he was dozing off. This morning, he still seemed strange, so picked him up and noticed caked dried poo on his vent, blocking future poo. I quickly looked at the other chicks and they are all normal, moving very quickly and much alert. Not like this little guy. I took him into the bathroom running hot water (it takes time to warm up). Using a Qtip, slowly wetting around the edge of the dried poo to remove it. When part f the vent was clear a little poo escaped. But still worked on that nasty little dried poo. Finally gotten everything off, I noticed he looked bloated. Belly s the size of a jumbo cotton ball. Still is! I have a neighbor who told me to lift up his vent as possible and tap, not squeeze his belly slowly like massaging it to get the rest of the build up poo. All this was from around 9am. It s now past 2:30pm and belly still bloated, looked like he tried to poo but never can out. What can I do!? I am using both jumbo cotton balls, Luke warm water, and Qtip to clean and trying to remove those build up poo. Also trying to keep him warm. The chicks hatched after him, nothing wrong at all. Always have clean water, still in brooder, food, and litter changed. Please Help. Did try to load pictures but won't let me.