CONSTIPATED CHICK!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Christian99, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have a Golden Buff that is 12 days old. I really don't want it to die, it appears to be the nicer out of the flock and is already off to a great start as far as holding it. I got most of it out with tweezers but the rest is impossible. What do you recommend?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Get it to drink lots of fluids.

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  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding the 12 day old chick? Have you supplemented water with anything?
     
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  4. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am feeding it chicken food that is suppose to help the baby chick grow well. Just got it today. I give my chickens regular water.
     
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  5. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea. I was thinking about separating it from the rest, and assure it gets less food and more water. Will fiber help get the poop out or will it only get stopped up faster?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Feed it chick starter mixed with lots of water and try to get it to drink more. Remove all dry crumbles.

    -Kathy
     
  7. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thank you!
     
  8. dawg53

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    Mix applesauce in abit of her chick starter to eat. Applesauce acts as a mild laxative in chickens. Do not use tweezers to pull out hardened poop. Use a paper towel soaked in warm water and apply it to her rear end to soften the poop, then gently wipe the area, do not pull it or force it off.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Curiously, does it make that funny cheeping noise when it strains to poop?

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  10. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 buffs and I saw one poop but I wasn't sure if it was the sick one or not, but it didn't make any sounds.
     

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