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

    Oct 5, 2009
    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!


  2. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    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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