cochin chick with "plug" in rear

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochinGurl, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, i have a day old cochin chick that has a little mat of poop on its butt that is preventing it from going to the bathroom. it looks like it trys to but cant and starts panting. what should i do?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Clean it off, gently, ASAP. Use warm water to soften the poop. A blocked vent can kill a bird.

    Good luck,

    Imp
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    You need to clean the poop off NOW or it will die. Try warm water and a washcloth or a Q-tip with some vaseline. It's called 'pasty butt' (technical name LOL).
     
  4. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much, will do!
     

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