Can Chickens/Roos get constipated??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shellybean40, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My big 13 week old Brahma mix Roo (started crowing this morning)[​IMG] has been acting normally, eating like crazy, running after bugs, etc. But sometimes I catch him squatting and trying to poop and he kind of makes a sound like it is hard. Very little poop will come out, although it looks normal when it does. His crop was empty this morning, so it is not an impacted crop. He eagerly gobbled their morning snack of a little bit of scratch on the ground. I am thinking of bread with olive oil, or maybe even some oatmeal with olive oil. Maybe throw in some flaxseed?? Ideas? [​IMG]
     
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  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please?? Anyone????
     
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more time-posted this morning and got no replies. HELP!
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shelly, molasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it into his water to look like weak tea and give it to him for one day. Good luck...........Pop
     
  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Pop! I will pen him separately today and give it to him. Your the greatest!!!!
     
  6. Aimless Farmer

    Aimless Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know when I give mine watermelon (when it's hot, like this week) their poops can get runny. They LOVE the watermelon when it's hot!
     
  7. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just happen to have a new big watermelon!! I am off to cut it up! THanks!
     

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