My 8 day old Araucana chick (Domino) was acting funny this morning--I put my hand in with some treats and Domino didn't even investigate--so I picked him up and examined him. His vent is very swollen and red, I thought maybe he'd been pecked but I can't see any evidence of that. It's just swollen. His fuzz below his rear was really messy too, but he's not pasted. As I was cleaning him up his vent opened and I could see a lot of poop in there, but I don't think he can poop. I have a very soft plastic "scoop" for removing earwax so I used that to remove only the poop I could see, then put Domino back in the brooder and watched. So far Domino's squatted twice, wiggling his butt and chirping loud, but nothing's coming out. Watching his vent contract and move, I can tell he's trying to poop but he's clearly constipated. (sorry the pic's blurry, but you can see how red his bum is) What do you do for a constipated chick? I gave him several drops of water and am about to go borrow an eyedropper to give him more. Right now Domino's really strong and fairly active, not weak or anything, but I can tell he's miserable. What can I give him besides water? If he doesn't poop in the next couple of hours, I'm considering attempting a chick enema before he becomes weak because I know they can die of this pretty fast... not tops on my list of things I want to do, but neither is losing my favorite baby, and I'm willing to try ANYTHING. Help!