constipated chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silkie Sue, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning,
    I have a month old Polish chick that is having trouble this morning. He seems to be wobbly and is straining. I have not seen any bowel movement, is there anything I can give him
    Cooking oil in an eyedropper ?
    Is that safe
    Any suggestions?
    Thankyou for your help
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Check the vent and see if there is a blockage of dried poop. If so wash it very well and let it soak off.

    Olive oil is a good method to get them moving.
     
  3. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou, I actually cleaned him up a couple days ago because he had crustys and there has been nothing since.
    I will go now and give him the oil ...
     
  4. Germangirlygirl

    Germangirlygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a two week old baby polish and it had tried up poo opn its bottom and seems kinda weak. It can't keep up with it's siblings outside always lingers behind - so I decided to bring it inside and soaked it's bottom in warm water. The poo came off it's bottom but it doesn't seem very alert - what should I do next?
     

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