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Badly Constipated Pullet. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Just_Clucky84, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Just_Clucky84

    Just_Clucky84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Boston, MA
    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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  2. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    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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