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chicken not pooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rudyelenab, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. rudyelenab

    rudyelenab Hatching

    Sep 21, 2009
    Our Golden Comet, is not pooping. She laid an egg yesterday, seems to be eating but not drinking water. I checked her crop it seems clean cannot find any hardness or food. Not sure what to do next, this has gone on for 2 days.

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I guess you are very sure she is not drinking or pooping since you posted this. Sure is strange. After two days of not drinking, I'd expect her to be in bad shape.

    How is she acting? Is she active as normal or is she sitting and fluffed up? Anything else unusual about her?

    I had one that injured her neck, was not eating or drinking, and was not active at all. I wrapped her in a towel to keep her wings contained and fed her electrolytes and hummingbird syrup with a medicine dropper to get her energy level up. I also gave her a few drops of mineral oil the first time to make sure things were well lubricated inside. (Hey, my parents gave me cod liver oil anytime I was sick so don't laugh.) She drank thirstily. After doing this two times, she started eating and drinking on her own and made a full recovery. If you are sure she is not drinking, you might try giving her some water.

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