constipated chick - help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystal94040, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 3 week old chick seems to be constipated. I've noticed for the last 2 days she will chirp real loud, puff out her wings and strain...I tried to help her along with a tissue dipped in warm water but it did'nt help much and it still seems to be a problem today...what do I do?! The other 6 chicks seem fine.
     
  2. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
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    You might want to wait for the experts... but from what I know... you can put a little sugar or karo syrup in their water... or you can put electrolytes in their water.

    I would try the sugar for right now until someone else comes along... put 1tsp in their water per quart

    Good luck
     
  3. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried a little olive oil, I put it in a tiny dropper and gave a few drops to her....I also gave a few drops in her backside ( like and olive oil enema)...she pooped right away twice, but she still seems to be in pain ( head hunched down, not "chipper", acting sleepy )
    I'm going to give her a chance to clear the rest on her own before I try again....he little butt is SO swollen...it looks painful.
    poor baby.
    I don't know if what I'm doing is right
    someone with some info please help!
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Put a teaspoon of sugar or kayro syrup in her water! That is what I did for mine when they were little and constipated. The only reason I said wait for exspert is because they would have a more pracise idea. But for now... just add the water or kayro. Then check back... hopefully someone will come and help by then.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Are your chicks on medicated started? Be on the watch for coccidiosis which is very common.
     
  6. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no thes no meds in the food. The chicks have'nt been around any other animals..they stay in the house in my tub...all the other chicks are fine.
    hmmm?? off to go google.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    A drop of molasses should clean her out...especially since she's a little chick.
    Does she have any poop stuck to her bum? You can wash her off if she does.
     
  8. dlhunicorn

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    haveing them inside is not a guarantee against cocci...in fact without the med starter and being inside might make them more susceptible when you do put them out... keep an eye out for it at any rate because it does come on quick and kill fast.
     
  9. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only symptom she has is she always seems to be straining.
    I regular syrup the same as molassas?
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Karo syrup is different than molasses. Molasses is made from sugar and Karo is a corn syrup. Regular syrup is made from maple sap.
     

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