Chick straining.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wdeployedwife1, May 29, 2010.

  1. wdeployedwife1

    wdeployedwife1 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2009
    Crossville, TN
    Hello everyone. I have a question about one of my 6-day old chicks. She had pasty butt today, and I cleaned it off with a warm washcloth, but now she appears to be straining. I watched her have a normal bowel movement, and I have been checking her vent. Any suggestions? Every now and then she also appears to get fluffed up. Any help is appreciated.

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Some chicks seem to strain, & if the poop is normal, I wouldnt worry too much. Make sure they have plenty of water, & keep them warm.

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