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Broody Serama hen constipated can't pass stool.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittleChicks4Me, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. LittleChicks4Me

    LittleChicks4Me Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2014
    My little serama hen has been setting on 3 eggs. It seems she has not been getting off the nest to relieve herself.
    Now she is constipated with hard stool, she has been straining to go today. I have given her a warm soak bath, gave her 2 drop mineral oil orally around noon, then went and bought
    olive oil. I was able to get the olive oil inside her vent with an eye dropper tonight. Also, gave her a drop of liquid drench vitamins for the stress of this situation.

    Hoping by morning, the oil will soften the hard stool I can feel behind her vent that she can't seem to push out. So far no prolapse from this.

    Is there anything else I can do? I am so concerned for her. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    I can think of nothing more, but wish you good luck.
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Could you try the olive oil by mouth? it may ease things further up.

  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Can you take her to a vet o the vet can give her fluids?

  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    When I have broodies who don't get off the nest much, I will place a tuna can with water near them, so they will drink occasionally. You also may want to take her way off from her eggs, so that she will walk back, and the activity might encourage her to "go."
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012

    Good ideas!


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