constipated poult

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by paoniapoultry, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. paoniapoultry

    paoniapoultry Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    Paonia, Colorado
    oh boy, this poult looks uncomfortable. it tries to poo, but nothing comes out, it's whole rear end is swollen and bulbous, and when i squeeze it's butt, poop comes out like a big zit (really, ewww, sorry). there is no pasted vent, poop is not drying or covering the vent, this poult just can't seem to squeeze it out... yikes!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    for baby chicks, people use a little molasses in the water for this.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Also try olive oil or cooking oil etc... to help lube the insides..... poor baby. Had a peachick like that and it had ended up pooing out a bunch of horse hair ??????? and the poult was in a raised wire cage...... horse must have walked past and got tail hair caught on the wire and peachick decided to eat it............. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011

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