1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I have a chick that was pecked on by the other chicks and I have seperated her and also put blu-kote on her. Someone on here told me not to worry much about the blu-kote getting on the vent area because it would not clog that area.
    Well, it did, and now she has to strain to poop. Well, last night I tried my best to clean her with warm water and a q tip trying to loosen the poop and the blu-kote. Even had to use scissors to cut some of it away.
    I need to know how I can get it all off and if her straining is going to affect her egg production in the future.

    Note::: the chick is 4 weeks old. Thanks for any advice.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 13, 2008
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I don't think it would cause long term damage, but if the chick can't poop then it won't matter because she won't make it to laying age... [​IMG]

    Hopefully the cleanup job did the trick and now she can poop OK now!
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    A drop of molasses could help with that too.
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I assume I put the mollasses in the water. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yes...sorry about that...just a drop or two.
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Not sure why this is happening but, now she sound like a woman grunting when she tries to poop. the area is cleaned away some but she still strains to poop. Why?
     

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