"help" labored pooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countryboy, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    my chicks are EE's labeled as americuna from ideal
    they are about 4 weeks old
    their poo is more on the solid side and the pullets seem to have to push hard to get it out.
    they ruffle up and lift their wings and and look like they are making an effort.
    they are in a hardware mesh brooder that that i have straw bedding down.
    they always have fresh water and starter feed available.
    i have been letting them eat grass and weeds as the brooder can be moved outside.
    the eat and drink all the time they are all active and alert.
    temperature outside is low 70's and the get plenty sun and have a covered area to go in if they get cold.
    they are in the garage at night out of the elements.
    but their poo is hard today, and yesterday it was more moist.
    they have had access to the grass and seeds for a week, this (hard poop started at around noon today).
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2008
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    this is more like hard dog poop and doesn't seem normal, not the normal chicken poop.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    22
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    try mixing a little water with the starter feed to soften the poops.
     
  4. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    thanks rooster red getting right on it. trying to nip it in the bud before it gets any worse.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by